Nuts and Bolts of Financial Information

Kussmaul Seed Company’s Position on Farmer-Saved Seed!

Seed containing a patented trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop from which seed cannot be saved and replanted. Examples of seed containing a patented trait include but are not limited to Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans.  Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement and the Monsanto Technology Use Guide. U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage:

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Seed Payment Agreements

Every Customer who orders seed from Kussmaul Seed is required to sign a seed payment agreement. This legal form offers the customer several different payment options as well as payment due dates. It also protects the customer from any price differences.

1. Best Deal – Cash

Discounts available. Contact your dealer/DSM for further details.

John Deere Credit

2. Input Financing from John Deere Credit

This special program allows customers to delay paying for their seed until after harvest. Input financing is a separate line of credit from John Deere Credit. It does not effect your regular John Deere credit line. Contact either your District Sales Manager or call the Kussmaul Seed Company office for full detail on the various options available.

3. Visa/Master Card/Discover

Here is a simple way to finance your seed costs. We accept Visa/Master Card/Discover as a payment option. Call in and ask about this easy option.

4. Bank Letter of Credit

For those customers who can’t pay for their seed by the due date, or wish to pay in the fall after harvest, but can’t get input financing from John Deere Credit, we will accept a signed letter of credit from your bank guaranteeing payment in full to Kussmaul Seeds by July 31, 2021. This is a great option because the customer doesn’t really have to take out an operating loan (unless they can’t pay by the due date) and Kussmaul Seeds can show their financial department that payment in full is guaranteed.

Talk to your Kussmaul dealer, or call into the office to get more details on which option is best for your business.

Extra Charges

Because of the many options available to growers in seed treatments, seed delivery systems, packaging, and delivery to the customer, Kussmaul Seeds will charge the following rates for their services – (These only apply to orders received after initial bagging has been competed).

Opening and dumping small paper bags

$2.00 per bag

Dumping bulk bags into hard boxes


Dumping hard boxes into
bulk bags


Calling in order changes after a pallet has been readied for delivery, but must be torn down and restacked and paper work changed

$15.00 per pallet

Late in Season Orders

Kussmaul Seeds will try to ship all in season orders within 48 hours of receiving the order during business hours. However, sometimes we are limited by; the number of hours our drivers can legally drive, the availability of help during planting season, the physical location of the seed ordered (special orders), and number of trucks available. It is not reasonable to call the office or your sales person at noon and expect seed to be delivered yet that day or first thing the next morning when everyone is already going a dozen different directions. Everyone of our customers
is important to us. We try our very best to meet our customer’s requests.


Trucks and routes are set up a week ahead for planning purposes.

Those customers who wish to pick up their seed at Mt. Hope, or Warren – Please call ahead so we have time to get it ready for you.

Return Policy

We will accept returns of returnable seed until June 15th (or 30 days after the date of purchase). After June 15th a $10.00 per bag restocking charge applies.

After July 1 – NO returns accepted. (For spring seed)

We will not accept returns of

  • Seed treated with a custom treatment or blends
  • Value priced seed
  • Treated soybeans of any kind
  • Special orders of seeds not listed in our seed guide
  • Opened, wet, or dirty bags of seed
  • Bags with gas, diesel, or in unsalable condition
  • Custom mixes
  • Seed left over from previous years
  • Damaged hard boxes


Statement on Damage to Hard Boxes

Kussmaul Seed Company will not accept any damaged hard boxes or missing lids. Customers will be billed for replacement costs at $525.00

Seed may be ordered as:

  • 80,000 kernel units (corn)
  • 140,000 seed units (soybeans)
  • 50 lb. bags (forage)
  • 40 unit totes (bulk bags)
  • Hard boxes


For more information or to ask questions:

Contact Kussmaul Seeds