CVA Elgin Obtains Perfect Score During HACCP Recertification

(Elgin, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) feed mill in Elgin Nebraska recently went through their annual HACCP recertification inspection and received a perfect score of 100 percent. This year marks the third audit that the Elgin location has undergone to obtain their HACCP certification. “In the beginning, they were scoring in the high 99 […]

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Precision Farming Dealer awards Central Valley Ag 2018 Most Valuable Dealership

(York, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) has been honored by Precision Farming Dealer as the 2018 recipient of its 6th annual Most Valuable Dealership award. “We’re truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Karl Hensley, senior vice president of agronomy. “The recognition helps underscore the emphasis our cooperative puts on constant innovation.” An […]

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Berggren, Carlson Complete Director Certification Program

                      Jeff Berggren and Luke Carlson, directors of Central Valley Ag Co-op headquartered in 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 […]

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CVA Hosts Annual Employee Retreat

Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) recently hosted their annual Employee Retreat in Omaha, Nebraska. The event is held to provide employees an opportunity to network with each other outside of the office and build comradery amongst employees. The following employees were recognized for their years of service at the retreat. 25 Years of Service: Kaye […]

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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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Technology At Work In Your Feed


The CVA feed production team takes great pride in consistently providing superior products for each of our customers. Quality and care are given to each batch of feed with particular attention to inclusion rates, micron size, and ingredient quality. Each of our nine feed mills are capable of providing specific feed for multiple species such […]

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The Little Things


The Little Things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have a drill press in my shed at home. It is a common tool that I use all of the time. It has a lot of functionality and works better than a handheld drill for most things. But for as valuable a tool as my […]

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) FAQ’s


Why DEF? In an effort to reduce environmental pollution and promote cleaner diesel emissions, EPA standards were revised in 2010 to significantly reduce harmful NOx (oxides of nitrogen emitted from engines) levels from new trucks. As a result, original equipment manufacturers and many trucking fleets have chosen selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology as a way […]

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Nutrition: A Solid Foundation for your Herd

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Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other time in the annual production cycle. Nutrition has a significant impact on the performance of both the cow and the newborn calf. Cow nutrition is important during this period because of its effect on […]

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RD Trial Results

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RD Trial Results from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was talking to a vendor last week, they pointed out to me that we never spend any time in this forum discussing the results of last year’s trials. We talked at length about them in the summer and what the expected conclusions were. We […]

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Feed Safety: From the Farm to the Fork!

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Central Valley Ag Feed has prided itself on the quality of service, products, and our people; long before it was a government enforced rule with FSMA. Feed Mills have had to comply with the Medicated Feed Common Good Manufacturing Practices for many years. With the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was […]

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Tools vs. Toys

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Fads are a part of life. I have two kids, so believe me, I know how popular fads can be. There are at least a couple of fidget spinners in my house right now. When I was a kid, we had to have slap bracelets. But fads transcend kids. We have fads as adults as […]

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Minerals: Necessity vs. Value


With the recent disaster at the BASF vitamin facility in Germany, we have seen an unprecedented price increase and potential for limited product in vitamins for a period of time. It sounds like we could have another several months before production is fully back online. We suspect that it may be a lot longer to […]

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