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Winter Diesel Fuel Blending Notification

Oct 14, 2022

With cold weather fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your winter diesel fuel needs. At River Valley Cooperative, we believe incorporating Cold Flow Improver (CFI) and #1 diesel into your fuel when ambient air temperatures approach 40° F is appropriate to ensure cold weather protection.    Based on current weather projections, we will start Cold Flow Improver blending into the diesel fuel delivered to your fuel tank on November 1, 2022. CFI is formulated to extend the operability of the fuel by an average of 15° F.

10 Farm Safety Tips

Sep 20, 2022

10 Farm Safety Tips for This Fall Fall is here! The days are getting a little colder, and farmers are preparing for another harvest season. Here at River Valley Cooperative, safety is our top priority. Below are ten farm safety tips we encourage everyone to implement this fall. 

Calling for Nominations

Aug 16, 2022

Every year, the over 3,000 farm business owners of River Valley Cooperative are asked to vote upon representation in our boardroom. Nine of our member-owners serve on your River Valley Cooperative board, representing the rest of the owners. Board members from Iowa include Brent Daufeldt, Neal Keppy, Nick Novak, Matt Parrott, and Joe Sperfslage. Illinois board members are Brian Corkill, Randy Haars, Doug Nelson, and Ken Nelson.

Enroll by June 30 to Get Paid for Your Carbon

Jun 30, 2022

Farmers enrolled in the Truterra carbon program can earn up to $25 per ton for new carbon stored.

Financing the Field - RVC Finance Programs

Jun 22, 2022

River Valley Cooperative is excited to roll out 2023 financing programs. Several programs are offered, allowing customers to finance seed, fertilizer, fuel, and much more. The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) is a financing tool used by River Valley Cooperative to help ensure that customers receive competitive interest rates and make borrowing as easy as possible.  

Day In the Life of an Agronomy Sales Intern - Dawson Schulenberg 

Jun 20, 2022

Day In the Life of an Agronomy Sales Intern - Dawson Schulenberg Do you ever wonder what the River Valley Cooperative Agronomy Sales Interns are doing throughout the summer when they are not out scouting fields?  Well, a typical day in the life of an intern varies from person to person. Dawson Schulenberg is one of the four agronomy interns employed at River Valley Cooperative this summer, and he volunteered to let member-owners see a sneak peek into what a day in his life looks like as an intern at the Annawan, Illinois River Valley Cooperative location.  

Maximize Crops & Yield with Take Off LS

Jun 14, 2022

Take Off LS can be used foliar on corn and soybean fieldsIncreases nutrient uptake which builds stronger plantsStronger roots and stalks mean heartier plants and maximized yields

River Valley Cooperative Welcomes 2022 Interns

Jun 13, 2022

River Valley Cooperative is thrilled to welcome our 2022 summer interns and work alongside the next generation of talent this summer! Our interns make an immediate impact by helping provide the expertise, products, and services farmers need to grow food to help feed the world. From taking field samples and making sales calls to operating equipment, our internship provides an inside look at the daily work that takes place within our agronomy, energy, feed, and grain business units. Interns experience hands-on, real-world experiences that equip them to succeed as they return to classrooms and continue building their careers. We’d like to welcome and introduce our 2022 interns!

Budget Billing Propane Contracting  

Jun 02, 2022

Budget Billing propane contracts have been sent out to all current River Valley Cooperative budget billing customers.

Mental Health in Agriculture

May 25, 2022

Mental health is an issue that encompasses many illnesses ranging anywhere from anxiety to depression and eating disorders. Conditions such as these can sometimes escalate quickly and lead to suicidal thoughts or actions if not appropriately treated. Over the past decade, mental health has become a hot topic of discussion. Individuals with platforms have emphasized discussing mental health-related issues publicly and opening up about their struggles.

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