A Bountiful Harvest


Harvest is coming to a close. Across our whole CVA territory, we have experienced exceptional yields in all commodities. The bountiful harvest called for creativity in creating additional space to take on all the extra bushels. We tried to do our best to serve you, our patrons and help keep your combines moving. At times, […]

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It’s in the Bin…Now What?


We have not even reached the middle of November, and harvest, for the most part, is already wrapped up. As I drive around, it is getting harder and harder to find an unharvested cornfield. Some of this crop that has been put away has been sold for future delivery to an identified market. Additional bushels […]

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Grain Adviser Program


It’s hard to believe that harvest is coming to a wrap.  Who would’ve thought we’d be this far along with harvest by Halloween?? The little rainfall last week was a blessing to settle the dust and give our producers a little time out of the fields. Some may argue that it delayed harvest a couple […]

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It’s too busy to market!


With harvest in full swing, I would like to thank all of you for your continued business with Central Valley Ag.  Our Patrons are very important to us, and we value your business. I personally have seen the employees of CVA working extra hard to keep grain moving to continue accepting your grain, even after […]

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The much anticipated USDA October Supply


“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going because you might not get there. The above quote is one of many attributed to the late great Yogi Berra, which had to somehow find a place in this week’s grain blog. The much anticipated USDA October Supply & Demand report […]

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Happy Harvest!


Harvest is in full swing across most of the U.S. According to the most recent crop progress report; corn harvest has been reported at 27% complete and bean harvest was reported at 42% complete. As harvest has progressed in both the Eastern Corn Belt and Western Corn Belt, reports are indicating that bean yields are […]

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Our Marketing Playbook


Fall. My favorite time of the year. Harvest, pumpkin spice lattes, and Husker football, what more could you ask for? I don’t mean to hit any nerves or spark any controversy here, but it’s time to talk about Saturday’s football game. I have to admit, I may not be a die-hard Husker fan and know […]

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The Anatomy of an HTA


I realize many producers are cash sellers, and many don’t feel comfortable selling until it’s “in the bin.” But I am here to explain the perks of a Hedge to Arrive or an HTA, and how it adds flexibility to your operation. It is a risk management tool that eliminates risk altogether. Let’s start with […]

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Keeping Your Glass Half Full


I gave it a good effort to try and write this blog on Friday afternoon, but my mind just wasn’t having it. I couldn’t live up to Kurt’s expectations to write an insightful article. I was too anxious for everything I had in store for the weekend. I had plans of going to watch my […]

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Friday Night Lights

Closeup of American football on field with yard lines.

I know this is a “grain” blog, and I promise if you stay with it to the end, it contains some “can’t miss” grain marketing insights. As I write this, the corn market appears to be trending lower, and beans appear to be chopping sideways in about a 15 cent range. My mom used to […]

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