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Market Update: Corn and Bean Strength Leading to Support in Wheat

By Mark Hanson, Vice President of Merchandising   Wheat has largely been caught in the lower-end range for much of 2016 due to building ending stocks and an overall bearish commodity environment. Since mid-2014, the U.S. dollar index rose from .80 to the current .94. Along with worldwide wheat ending stocks rising 21 percent during […]

Cover Crops: A Underrated Necessity

The number of cover-crop acres planted in the U.S. continues to rise. 2013 USDA National Ag Statistics Survey (NASS) data suggests 10.3 million acres of cover crops were planted in 2012, a significant increase over the previous yea.  Current trends continue to suggest growth in cover-crop , with predictions of 40 million acres planted by […]

2016 National Wheat Yield Contest

We’re pleased to present Thresher growers with a great opportunity. If you’re having a great yield year, pay close attention because you could win big for doing what you do so well. We encourage all Thresher growers to read on, participate and have fun. Your yield could yield big prizes Monsanto and the WestBred brand […]

Thresher Offers Cover Crop Mixes

To keep up with the rising prevalence of cover crops and, more importantly, the needs of our producers, Thresher offers an array of cover crop mixes that are specially formulated for the region and for the traditional small grain/potato rotation. Today, through a partnership with La Crosse Seed, three Thresher mixes are available.  These mixes […]

Certified Seed and Why it’s the Way of the Future

Certified seed is essential to producers. The certification process provides confidence when it comes to purity and germination, and it actually saves more money than it costs. A recent “drill-box” survey conducted in Cache County, Utah proves our points. The survey included 42 spring small-grain samples and 46 fall-planted small-grain samples from Cache County. Clark […]

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