Sometimes people are surprised when I tell them I am working with organic growers. They will ask: “Doesn’t CVA sell chemicals and fertilizer?” Of course, the answer is yes. We sell a lot of inputs our growers need to produce their crops including seed, fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. We also purchase and market our growers’ grains, mill their feed, and supply fuels and other energy products. We take pride in providing expertise in all these areas as well.
It often surprises people how closely related organic and conventional crop production are. In both cases we need to do a good job with soil fertility and pH. In both systems we need to select the correct seed traits for our area and production goals. In both systems we need to do a good job planting as well as controlling weeds and other pests. In both conventional and organic production, we need to do a good job harvesting to minimize crop loss and we need to store the crop to ensure good quality as it goes to market.

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