Agronomy news and promotions Agronomy
Agronomy
Please join us at our first Answer Plot Knowledge Event of the season on Thursday, June 4th, from 5-8pm. at the Manchester, IA Answer Plot
Degree days are a useful tool to estimate when common stalk borer larvae begin moving into cornfields.
According to the USDA for the week ending May 24, corn was 92% planted nationwide, which is 6% ahead of last year and 4% ahead of the five-year average.
It’s time to prepare for irrigation season.
Managing leaf diseases is critical for wheat growers wanting to improving yields. This season, striped rust might warrant particular attention.
Corn may emerge before sprayers can get back in the field.
The widespread evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds is costing farmers, especially through decreases in productivity and profitability.
Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.


Energy news and promotions Energy
Energy News
Please join us at our first Answer Plot Knowledge Event of the season on Thursday, June 4th, from 5-8pm. at the Manchester, IA Answer Plot
River Valley Cooperative welcomes this year's summer interns.
River Valley Cooperative energy serviceman, Cory Mohr, received his five-year service award.
River Valley Cooperative recently presented a check for $4,000
This year marks a significant milestone for Regional Operations Manager Mike Wagner
River Valley Cooperative is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Eastern Iowa Progressive Agriculture Safety Day again this year.
Current oil and gas energy production and supplies are much greater than 2003 forecasts.
In Langdon and Carrington trials, energy beets produce more sugar than corn.


Feed news and promotions Feed
Feed News
Please join us at our first Answer Plot Knowledge Event of the season on Thursday, June 4th, from 5-8pm. at the Manchester, IA Answer Plot
Testing bulls for reproductive health is even more important now for beef cattle producers because feeder calves are expected to generate record prices this fall.
River Valley Cooperative welcomes this year's summer interns.
River Valley Cooperative energy serviceman, Cory Mohr, received his five-year service award.
Producers who follow the proper techniques for hay storage will find their crops will retain more value and suffer fewer losses.
River Valley Cooperative recently presented a check for $4,000
Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.


Grain news and promotions Grain
Grain News
Please join us at our first Answer Plot Knowledge Event of the season on Thursday, June 4th, from 5-8pm. at the Manchester, IA Answer Plot
River Valley Cooperative welcomes this year's summer interns.
River Valley Cooperative energy serviceman, Cory Mohr, received his five-year service award.
River Valley Cooperative recently presented a check for $4,000
This article contains Darrel Good’s review of the recent pace of exports for corn, ethanol, and distillers grains.
This year marks a significant milestone for Regional Operations Manager Mike Wagner
Keeping stored grain cool helps reduce insect infestations and mold growth.
Low corn prices appear to reflect expectations for a combination of prolonged demand weakness and another year of ample supplies.


Grain Notes
Grain Notes: 5/29/2015
July corn traded to within 1.5 cents of the contract low this week and finished the week 8.5 cents lower for the week. The corn market could not follow through on the rally yesterday, although we did see a higher trade overnight, but the day session closed 2 cents lower.


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Cash bids are subject to change without notice. Quotes are delayed a minimum of 10 minutes. Cash bids are an indication only and not real-time. For actual bids, and to sell grain, please contact your River Valley Coop location.