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Agspring Names Mike Hallman Vice President of Sales

Leawood, KS — March 21, 2018 — Agspring has named Mike Hallman vice president of sales. In this newly created corporate position, Hallman is responsible for direct sales, distribution, broker sales and customer relationship development for the corporation and its subsidiaries. Hallman brings extensive food ingredient sales management experience to the Agspring team including DuPont, […]

Mixing Modes: Why OTR is Giving Way to Intermodal

As over the road (OTR) transportation continues to rise in higher fuel costs and present additional challenges such as capacity shortages and environmental concerns, shippers are turning more and more to intermodal solutions as a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly option. Here’s a look inside intermodal and why it could be the ideal solution for your […]

2018 Seed Days Recap

On February 1, Thresher hosted its annual planting preparation event, Seed Days, at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls. The goal of every Thresher event is to create an environment where growers can collaborate with the relevant resources, news, and industry professionals to make them more successful, and this event was no exception. Bradford Warner, […]

New Addition to the Management Trainee Team

Over the last year, Big River Rice & Grain has pioneered a year-long management training program with the intent of identifying and developing young talent into professionals that will be invested in the future leadership of Big River. During the program, management trainees are exposed to both the operational and commercial sides of the business, […]

Lasting Trends in the Gluten-Free Market

Due to a growing market for gluten-free foods and the purchasing savviness of the gluten-free consumer, brands are utilizing a progressive approach to create and keep up with trends in the gluten-free space. A variety of new product lines are developing regularly and marketed to this unique market. New gluten-free products include sectors of foods, […]

Agspring Names Josh Skatvold Assistant VP of Transportation and Supply Chain

Agspring has named Josh Skatvold assistant vice president of transportation and supply chain. In his new position, he is responsible for overseeing all rail and truck logistics at Big River Rice and Grain in the Mississippi Delta region and for Thresher Artisan Wheat, Agspring’s operations in Idaho. “Josh’s significant skills in supply chain management will […]

Firebird Artisan Mills Expands to Serve Growing Gluten-Free Market

With the addition of two new production lines, Firebird Artisan Mills has boosted their capacity to likely become the largest 100% dedicated, certified gluten-free and allergen-free flour mill in North America. “When you factor efficiency improvements, this expansion nearly triples our plant capacity to about seven million pounds, and enables us to be a better […]

The Capital Question White Paper

Agriculture has seen rampant consolidation up and down the supply chain, but one area remains highly fragmented – grain origination. The country elevator remains a center of activity in rural American communities, but growth in supply upstream and demand downstream have put stress on these companies. In order to remain viable, major capital investments are […]

Collaboration leads to RMA Wheat Planting-Date Change

With the best interests of Thresher producers in mind, Thresher Seed Manager Brett Wilken has led a charge to get the fall planting date for wheat moved back. Wilken started the process back in July by requesting that the Idaho Wheat Commission look into extending the fall-planted wheat insurance cutoff dates in Idaho. A combination […]

Big River’s Preventative Maintenance Program a Success

Big River Rice & Grain reports that growers across the territory have seen improved harvest-season delivery results due to its preventative maintenance program. It’s crucial for growers to focus on getting the best efficiency by avoiding delays and breakdowns that interrupt performance during harvest. “Our goal is to service our customers with the speed and […]