Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

On December 22, 2017, the recent tax reform package known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” was signed into law.  The new Act, effective for the 2018 tax year, contains many sweeping changes to the current tax system, including provisions that could impact the tax deductibility of the proceeds received from sales […]

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CVA Receives Top Ten CFA Award

(York, NE) Central Valley Ag (CVA) was recently recognized by The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) as a leader in using the Input Finance Program for the 2017 crop year within the CFA member base. Chuck Bibb, CFA Customer Relationships Manager, presented the 2017 award to Peggy Hopwood, CVA SVP of Member Services. For the 2017 […]

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Annual Meeting 2017

CVA Board Chairman Dave Beckman addresses the attendees of CVA’s Annual Meeting. (York, NE) –Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) recently hosted their Annual Meeting for member-owners to review the fiscal year. CVA reported $21.7 Million in Total Profit for fiscal year 2017 ending on August 31, 2017. “We are proud of the way our Cooperative […]

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CVA launches 2018 Scholarship Program

Central Valley Ag (CVA) opens its 2018 Scholarship Program offering 20 $1,000 college scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education in an agriculturally related field. “CVA is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of students throughout our region,” said Carl Dickinson, CVA CEO. “And by helping our youth pursue […]

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Central Valley Ag, Farmway officially unite September 1

After a Farmway membership vote of approval of 91% on June 8, Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) and Central Valley Ag (CVA) officially unite into one cooperative September 1, 2017. The new Central Valley Ag will consist of 90 locations across Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas with more than 800 employees dedicated to serving its producer-owners. CVA […]

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CVA Green Plains – St. Ed Purchase

(York, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) has announced the purchase of the Green Plains Grain Company facility in St. Edward, Nebraska, expanding their ability to better serve member-owners. The agreement between CVA and Green Plains Grain will finalize sometime prior to September 1, 2017. Following closing, CVA will operate the new facility in conjunction […]

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New joint venture: FieldReveal

New joint venture FieldReveal capitalizes on proven precision ag platform to expand ag retailer offerings FieldReveal joint venture leverages technology and essential local expertise to support more ag retailers and growers with a proven precision ag platform built by agronomists for agronomists. Four leading agribusinesses, Wheat Growers, Landus Cooperative, Central Valley Ag and WinField United, […]

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2017 CVA Scholarship Winners

Central Valley Ag recently selected fifteen high school students to receive the 2017 CVA Scholarship to go towards their college education. Each student will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship to the school of their choice. These scholarships are for seniors in high school who are looking to pursue degrees in the agriculture field. They are designed […]

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NCCEF Scholarship Recipients

York, NE (July 11, 2017) – The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation (NCCEF) has awarded eight scholarships totaling $19,000 for the 2017/18 academic year to the students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis. To be eligible for the […]

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Precision Planting Winter Conference


You’re Invited This precision-packed conference is the kickstart to the season where over 3,500 of the world’s best growers come to learn and share ideas for a day. REGISTER ONLINE: January 17 OR 18, 2018 7:00 AM – Registration 8:00 AM – Start 12:00 PM – Lunch 3:15 PM – End

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture – Agvocacy

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The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Agvocacy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For the last two weeks, I have been talking about the modern age of Agriculture, and how the internet affects us more today than possibly any source has in the past. The last two weeks I have highlighted how Agronomy needs to […]

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Protein tubs to Consider

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It’s getting to that time of year when cattlemen need to body condition score their cows and decide if they are in the condition they want, or if their cows need a little more condition. We are about 60 to 90 days from calving and there is time still to get cows in shape and […]

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture – Acceptance

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The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Acceptance from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I began a conversation about the modern age of Agriculture, and how the internet affects us more today than possibly any source has in the past. I prefaced this conversation by saying that there are some things happening online that […]

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The 3 “A’s” of Modern Agriculture: Agronomy


12-21-17 The 3 A’s of Agriculture – Agronomy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The other day, I was riding in the pickup on the way to a farm show with Chris, and I was trolling around online. While I was going through my twitter feed, it hit me that something is going on in […]

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The Electric Drive Question


The Electric Drive Question from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. For a few years now, electric planter drives have been on the market. Not only have they been on the market, but they have been steadily growing market share. However, for those of us west of the Missouri River, it has been a bit harder […]

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Caring for Horses during Winter Months

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With the winter months quickly approaching how should owners prepare their horses to handle the cold and meet their nutritional requirements? A good place to start is doing a body condition score. Horses at a 5 or 6 BCS have the extra cover over their ribs and are in ideal condition going into winter. If […]

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What is in a Stover Bale?


What’s in a stover bale? from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. It is an inevitable question that we as Agronomist answer every fall; “What am I doing when I remove crop residue?” It is an incredibly strait forward question that has more layers to it than an onion. There are the soil health aspects, nutrient […]

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Preparing for Winter Feed Needs

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With the unseasonably warm weather we are having lately it’s hard to believe that we are talking about looking ahead to winter feed needs. As we all know, weather can change very quickly around here! For winter feed needs we need to look at couple things.  Keep on top of your bulk feed inventory whether […]

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