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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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CVA Announces New Board of Directors

Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) recently hosted their Annual Meeting for member-owners to review the fiscal year, and to announce the new elected members of their Board of Directors. CVA relies on it’s Board of Directors to position CVA for future success and profitability for member-owners. The CVA Board of Directors is made up of […]

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A New Way Forward

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A New Way Forward from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Because it’s a favorite topic of mine. And I haven’t talked about her all spring. Eleanor. She’s been upgraded, friends. Eleanor now has multi-hybrid functionality. With the limitations of typical equipment, we probably get the right hybrid planted in the right soil about 50-70% of […]

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Digital Records of Visual Observations

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Digital Records of Visual Observations from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are watching this corn crop come out of the ground this year, it’s time to begin evaluating what has happened thus far. Different areas have had wet spells and planted corn in wet soils, while almost everybody has planted in cold soils. […]

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The Big Unveil

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The Big Unveil from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Finally, friends.  My track record with series articles is dismal, so this is likely a few weeks late for maximum impact, but here it is regardless.  Ta da!  Meet the two nutrients I have been hinting at for weeks: potassium and sulfur. No one wins the […]

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Soil Texture and Irrigation

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Soil Texture & Irrigation from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Earlier this week, I was filling out a form for an AquaSystems grower for the NRCS and a cost share program he is involved in. I was providing the information for available water and refill points for his field. I put the agronomic knowledge that […]

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This is Only a Test

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This is only a test from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I break into this regularly scheduled article for just a quick minute to talk about something we did at the RD Innovation Site near Bellwood last week.  Thanks to Mother Nature and this planting delay, a few of us were engaged in a discussion […]

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Variable Rate Nitrogen

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Variable Rate Nitrogen from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I stand here in the latter part of April, I am looking ahead. I am looking ahead to what’s next in our farming cycle for 2017. After this crop is out of the ground, our next big worry is going to be managing our Nitrogen […]

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Something New

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Something New from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I’ve been writing this rag for nearly four years now.  If you’ve been with me for a while, you know a few of my moves, things like my love affair with planters; that every now and then, I get all feely about something; that my golf game […]

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RTK for Everybody

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Colorblind RTK Options from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As we are in the midst of putting our crop in this year, there are a few things that some of us take for granted. One of those is straight rows, which most any system can deliver. But the other is consistent guess rows. Nothing is […]

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Reinvented

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4-17-17 Reinvented from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. By now some or maybe all of you have received a “save the date” postcard from CVA – amongst many other things that come in the mail this time of the year, from graduation to wedding invitations. This year we decided to change the way we communicate […]

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