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The Arthur Companies Acquires Thresher Artisan Wheat

Dec 6, 2021

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The Arthur Companies Acquires Thresher Artisan Wheat


ARTHUR, ND (December 6, 2021) – The Arthur Companies, a diversified agriculture business headquartered in Arthur, North Dakota, has acquired Idaho-based value-added wheat company Thresher Artisan Wheat (Thresher) to expand its wheat supply chain and merchandising business.


The acquisition includes Thresher’s eight locations and 60 employees in the Snake River Valley of Idaho. Producers in the region can expect to see The Arthur Companies continue to carry out their mission of enabling growth and prosperity with growers and their communities by improving supply chain services and expansion into new markets. The Arthur Companies is committed to investing in the current facilities to ensure efficient customer service, along with creating long-term opportunities for both customers and employees.


“The acquisition of Thresher Artisan Wheat represents not only the first geographic expansion of The Arthur Companies outside of North Dakota, but an increased capability to deliver exceptional service to more customers than ever before,” said James Burgum, CEO at The Arthur Companies. “As a more than century-old agriculture company, we will bring a long-term approach to helping producers in the Snake River Valley grow their businesses by leveraging our expertise in marketing, seed and agronomy. We are focused on stability and success within this new market and believe that our approach to enabling the growth of our customers will allow our company to grow alongside them.”


Thresher purchases wheat from farmers then stores, blends and sells the product to flour mills, feed mills and the export market. They also process wheat for the cereals market through a conditioning process to prepare it for food-grade processing. Additionally, Thresher cleans and treats wheat seed to sell to farmers.


“We are proud to work with The Arthur Companies through this acquisition process,” said Max Mobley, general manager at Thresher. “We are confident that our customers will find this integration to be a source of stability and opportunity as they continue producing high-quality wheat throughout the Snake River Valley and beyond.”


The acquisition is effective December 6, 2021. Customers can expect to see a smooth transition and all current Thresher branding to transition to The Arthur Companies.


For more information about The Arthur Companies, visit



Megan Lind
The Arthur Companies
429 Main Street
Arthur, ND 58006



About The Arthur Companies

The Arthur Companies is a diversified agriculture business headquartered in Arthur, North Dakota with locations in Anamoose, Ayr, Carrington, Harvey, Page and Pillsbury. The company, founded in 1906, is privately-owned with businesses in grain operations, agronomy services, and retail sales of seed, fertilizer and chemical. The Arthur Companies also operates a wholesale fertilizer, birdseed and proprietary trading business. The company is partnered in a premium ingredient business, Anchor Ingredients, with locations in Hillsboro, Buffalo and Beach in North Dakota and Culbertson, Montana. The Arthur Companies exhibits a proud tradition of customer service excellence and a focus on prioritizing the business decisions that matter most to their customers, while enabling exceptional leadership at all levels of the organization. For more information about The Arthur Companies, visit


About Thresher Artisan Wheat

Thresher Artisan Wheat provides high-grade wheat for demanding consumer food ingredients, backed by decades of expertise in wheat sourcing and processing. In its eight facilities throughout Idaho, Thresher Artisan Wheat prides itself on strong partnerships with seed suppliers and producers along with an industry-leading focus on helping growers improve their yields in an environmentally sustainable way. For more information about Thresher Artisan Wheat, visit