Grain Adviser Program Christmas Extension

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We are excited to announce the signup period for the Grain Adviser Program has been extended until December 23rd. Consider this an early Christmas Present from the Grain Department. The Grain Adviser Program is an excellent way to diversify your grain marketing options in 2017. CVA along with FC Stone, an internationally known and respected […]

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Grain Adviser Program – Two Days Left to Enroll

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It’s that time of the year when everybody is finishing up year-end paperwork. Yes, one of the most dreaded tasks of the season… well, at least for me. We know that it’s also a busy time to decide whether or not we are deferring our grain, or if we need to deliver more grain before […]

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What’s Up with Beans?

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  I often resist blogging about current markets and more on general practices, and sound marketing principles. I have been receiving lots of questions from producers about beans, and rightfully so! The questions I hear: Should I sell or should I wait? Is the bean market topped out? I would like to talk about what […]

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Season for Thanks


The season is here, my favorite season throughout the entire year. The season for giving thanks and reflection on all that we have to be thankful for. Spending time with family and friends is what I thrive on and look forward to most. The season for gifting, and most importantly to gift gratitude and appreciation […]

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The Tail End of Harvest


Now at the tail end of harvest, more and more producers are telling me they are just about done! This is an exciting time of year and seeing the amount of corn coming to the elevator is quite impressive. We have been very fortunate this year in regards to harvest conditions. The weather has been […]

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Harvest is almost a wrap, so what’s next?


Harvest 2016 is almost a wrap! This time of the year is what everybody works so hard for, and it comes and goes in a matter of weeks. I know that harvest seemed to be spread out in some areas and other areas were able to progress along nicely. Let’s not forget that it’s only […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Harvest Time: most certainly my favorite time of year. In addition to harvest, High School football playoffs are getting started. College football games in late October, and November begins to separate the pretenders from the contenders. You can’t beat a trip to the apple orchard as the apples I buy at the store, just don’t […]

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It’s Harvest give me the low down!


With harvest upon us, if you are reading my blog it must be raining. So here is the opportunity to catch up on a few things! A quick summary to wrap up the last few days for you. Friday USDA’s quarterly stocks report was released, and for the most part was a non-event. Soybeans stock […]

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Is it there? Does it matter?


Last week the USDA gave us new numbers to chew on. As expected, corn yield was dropped slightly from 175.1 bpa to 174.4 bpa, and soybean yield was increased from 48.9 bpa to 50.6 bpa. 2016 total US corn production was reduced from the August report by 60 mln bushels to 15.093 billion while the […]

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