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CVA|Farmway Announce Merger

Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) membership votes to approve unification with Central Valley Ag (CVA). After a series of 13 informational voting sessions, accounting firm K-COE ISOM certified the owners of Farmway approved the merger with CVA by a super majority of 91%. The unified cooperative will retain the Central Valley Ag name and be headquartered […]

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CVA Farmway Unification Information

Farmway Concordia, KS  Click to read CVA | Farmway Unification Newsletter  WHY WOULD FARMWAY & CVA CONSIDER UNIFICATION? Both Farmway and CVA place a heavy emphasis on bringing value to their customers/members. Both cooperatives feel that combining resources will offer an opportunity to increase the value for their respective members and allow them to better […]

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Farmway, CVA BOD Unanimously Approve Next Step in Bringing Merger to a Vote

After a review of the recently completed merger study, the Board of Directors of Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) and Central Valley Ag (CVA) both unanimously approved the next step in a merger of the two cooperatives. The merger proposal will now be presented to Farmway members for a vote. “By combining two strong financially-stable cooperatives […]

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Directors Complete “Director Certification Program”

Alex Brookhouser, Ryan Crumly, and Pat Wemhoff, directors of the Central Valley Ag Co-op of York, recently completed a four-phase educational program co-sponsored by the Nebraska Cooperative Council and CoBank. Each will receive a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging completion of the program. The Director Certification Program is a unique educational program specifically designed to assist […]

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Central Valley Ag and Farmway to Engage in Formal Study for Merger

Central Valley Ag and Farmway to Engage in Formal Study for Merger (Beloit, KS & York, NE) – The Board of Directors for both Central Valley Ag (CVA) and Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) have each voted unanimously to begin a formal study regarding the possibility of merging the two cooperatives. This study will be considered […]

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CHS Foundation Now Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

AG STUDENTS: APPLY FOR A CHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 100, $1,000 scholarships available to help pay for college Discover career opportunities in the ag and energy industries Applications due March 31, 2017 APPLY TODAY: chsinc.com/stewardship PROGRAM DETAILS: Graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field at any college or university throughout the United […]

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2016 Achievement Award

Central Valley Ag was recently recognized by The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) as a leader in using the Input Finance Program for the 2016 crop year within the CFA member base. Chuck Bibb from CFA is presenting the 2016 award to Peggy Hopwood and Mary Jo Uphoff.   For the 2016 Crop Year, 356 customers of CVA customers […]

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CVA Welcomes Tom Palmertree as SVP of Marketing

(YORK, Neb.) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Palmertree as Senior Vice President of Marketing. He will be responsible for the marketing and communication efforts of CVA.  Palmertree comes to CVA from Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc. where he worked as the Director of Marketing overseeing the strategic marketing […]

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CVA Welcomes Dale Broekemeier as Director of Specialty Grains

(York, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dale Broekemeier as Director of Specialty Grains. In this position, Dale will focus on the growth and execution of programs for white corn, non-gmo and organic corn and beans for CVA customers. “I am excited to welcome Dale to our team” […]

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Central Valley Ag Delivers Value

(York, NE) Central Valley Ag (CVA) continues to give back to patrons, demonstrating the spirit of the cooperative system. Recently, CVA’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of patronage to its member-owners. A total payout of $8.0 Million was approved based on Central Valley Ag’s continuing success. The amount paid out in cash to CVA member-owners […]

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The VRN Sidedress Decision?

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The VRN Sidedress Decision from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Last week, I talked about how Y-Drops from 360 Yield Center fill a niche that we may have this year. And as I reflected on the conversation we started, it occurred to me that while we set up the “how” of Nitrogen placement, I never […]

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V5

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V5 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Dear friends, this article comes to you at about the mid-point of our season.  Hard to believe, yes, but V5 is upon us and there are a ton of decisions to be made. The importance of this particular time in the season is that now is when our […]

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Preparing for the Unknown

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Preparing for the Unknown from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The best football coaches always have a game plan. Some of them even script their first few plays so that the team knows exactly how to prepare and come out of the gate for the best start. I think in farming that we do the […]

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The Root of the Problem

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The Root of it All from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Today’s topic is root development.  Or rather, the lack thereof. We’ve had a ridiculously odd spring that’s put soil temperatures on a real roller coaster ride.  There’s bound to be some weirdness in our plants as a result and that weirdness starts in the […]

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Monitoring Root Development

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Monitoring Root Development from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we finally get this crop growing and have more temps in the 70’s than 50’s now we can evaluate what we’ve been through so far and its potential impacts. We have been watching crops that grew and stopped several times. Soil temps in the 50’s […]

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April Showers and Lessons Learned

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April Showers and Lessons Learned from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. At the end of April, we had a big precipitation event. Many of us saw 2.5” to 3” of rain/snow fall in the course of a couple of days. What we didn’t see was flooding or even creeks that were running anywhere near capacity. […]

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Rain, Rain…

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5-22-17 Rain Rain from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Go away.  For now.  You’re causing anxiety. We’ve gotten a lot of rain lately.  A lot.  And on cue, the questions have started:  What about nitrogen loss? Well, what about it?  It’s a good question.  One of the right questions.  But the answer, of course, isn’t […]

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