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 Genuity® 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: http://www.monsantotechnology.com
Save Money on your Seed! It’s Easy! Choose one or all of these options.
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
- Best Deal – Cash
Discounts available. Contact your dealer/DSM for further details.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 November 15, 2019. 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.
Terms for Buying Kussmaul Seed
We have eliminated the percentage discounts for 2019. The only discounts for 2019 will be a cash discount for customers who pay in full when ordering.
Cash Discount for Corn – $5.00 per unit
Cash Discount for Alfalfa – $5.00 per unit
Cash Discount for Soybeans – $2.00 per unit
Cash Discounts for Forage Seeds – $1.00 per unit
Customers only earn these discounts if a check accompanies the seed order into the office.
No discounts will be given unless earned by terms described here. Customers have several options available to them for paying for their seed.
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 – $5.00 after March 15th
Dumping hard boxes into bulk bags – $5.00 after March 15th
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
Soybean Treatments – See page 47.
Late in Season Orders – Kussmaul Seeds will try to ship all in season orders within 48 hours of receiving the order during business hours.
Shipping – 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 Warrens – 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