Thresher News

Questioning the Right Date: Collaborating to influence the best RMA Wheat planting date change

Thresher Seed Manager Brett Wilken has led the charge to help get the fall planting date for wheat moved back in the interest of our producers. Wilken started the process back in July by requesting the Idaho Wheat Commission look into extending the fall-planted wheat insurance cutoff dates in Idaho. A combination of climate factors […]

Market Update by Mark Hanson, VP Merchandising

Generally speaking, the wheat markets have been trading range bound since the middle of September after testing the support levels in late August.  Speculators accumulated sizable short positions to reach those lows but with this pressure, it discouraged the amount of spot selling during the latter part of harvest.  Lacking that fuel, the market bounced […]

Welcome to the New Producer Portal

Thresher is dedicated to grower needs. Thus, we are excited to announce the new Producer Portal. It’s an all-purpose gateway for growers to easily access real-time account information including: General Account Information Contracts Tickets Payments and Invoices Settlements In addition, valuable resources like current news, DTN feeds and market information can also be found on […]

Farmers Lead Conservation Efforts with No-Till Farming and Cover Crops

Soil-conservation measures to create environmentally friendly farming practices continue to gain popularity. Growers are exploring no-till farming techniques and cover crops to protect and conserve their soil. In Idaho, the Madison Soil & Water Conservation District visited farms in a tour of no-till, direct-seed farming and the use of cover crops. Click here to read the […]

Thresher Safety Days a Success

“No amount of grain is worth someone’s life,” said Eric Neibaur, Thresher Artisan Wheat Safety and Preventative Maintenance Manager. His sentiment was kept prominently in mind when we planned and hosted a two-day safety event for all employees. Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) ranks agriculture […]

A convenient new format for Thresher Field Days

July 12 • American Falls | July 12 • Blackfoot | July 13 • Newdale Get together. Grow together. We at Thresher understand that every season is a busy time of year for producers. We also understand that your time is a valuable commodity, so we’re switching up our Field Days format this year to […]

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 […]




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