Through the expansion of operations into North Dakota, Pacific Ag (pacificag.com), the nation's largest crop residue supply company, expects to harvest more than 40,000 tons of wheat straw that will be used for dairies, feedlots, mushroom compost and erosion control applications in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Pacific Ag brings decades of experience harvesting and marketing crop residues that meet the demands of a diverse set of end-use customers. Through the company's experienced, controlled approach to harvesting, Pacific Ag is able to ensure a high product quality and timely delivery to customers across the region.
Owning and operating the single largest fleet of crop residue harvesting equipment in the U.S., Pacific Ag has begun to deploy equipment to North Dakota and is hiring local employees as it begins work with local growers as wheat harvest commences.
Wheat growers across eastern North Dakota now have a new option to drive revenue andimprove their field's health through the wheat straw harvest services offered by Pacific Ag. The company's Balanced Residue Management™ program ensures for growers that ideal residue levels remain on their fields after partial straw removal. Less wheat straw on the field means growers have lower tillage and residue re-incorporation costs and improved next-crop establishment and emergence. And, with payments as high as $30 per acre, farmers increase their overall earnings per acre.
"We have more than 17 years of experience in residue harvesting behind combines in wheat, corn, and grass seed crops, which means we are focused on what works for our growers," said Nate Daniels, Pacific Ag General Manager for North Dakota. "Our growers know their fields the best, so we work with them on an individual basis to leave the right field conditions for their cropping needs, while adding to their bottom line."
Pacific Ag specializes in combining the best service for its crop farmers while putting together great quality and reliable supply for end-users. An added benefit is the reliable trucking of field stacks off grower farms to area customers. Additionally, its proprietary PowerStock Pro™ supply chain management system provides a turnkey tool for managing every aspect of the complex feedstock supply chain from grower contracts to GIS-enabled field mapping to equipment deployment, harvest results and inventory management.
North Dakota growers or wheat straw end-use customers interested in learning more can contact Pacific Ag at 1-844-RESIDUE or visit www.pacificag.com.