Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


2018 National Wheat Yield Contest Adds Quality Component in Effort to Showcase a Greater Grain

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:55:15 CST

2018 National Wheat Yield Contest Adds Quality Component in Effort to Showcase a Greater Grain The National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) annual National Wheat Yield Contest officially kicks off Jan. 17, 2018. In its third year, the contest continues to drive innovation in the industry by spotlighting the best practices among American wheat growers.


This year, the contest is adding a quality requirement, raising the bar for what constitutes the greater grain among U.S. wheat growers.


Foundation Board President Phil McLain believes adding a quality component to the contest will encourage growers to share approaches and techniques that help improve quality and maintain yields.


“The wheat yield contest helps improve the overall quality and marketability of U.S. wheat by creating a reason for growers to share successes and learn from one another,” McLain said.


This new quality requirement addresses the market opportunities and needs that will help U.S. wheat growers to maximize profitability as they grow the greater grain and allow the industry to compete with wheat growers around the world.


Philip Gross, the 2017 High Yield Winner, is proof the contest offers motivation to share best practices and try new approaches.


“The National Wheat Yield Contest encouraged us to take a new approach to our wheat acreage. Quality is so important to our supply chain and trade opportunities, and adding it to the contest will help reinforce that you don’t have to sacrifice yield to obtain high quality,” said Gross.


The 2017 contest had a record-breaking 287 entries from 27 states, and this year’s contest is expected to continue growing the momentum of sharing best practices and techniques throughout the industry.


For more information on contest guidelines, deadlines and prizes, click or tap here for the webpage with details on the 2018 contest.



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • American Farm Bureau Coalition Fights to Stop Illegal 2015 WOTUS Rule  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:19:32 CDT
  • Friday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:11:22 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:02:45 CDT
  • CEO Allen Moczygemba Says Angus Assoc. Set to Debut New Initiatives to Advance Breed's Goals  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:53:55 CDT
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:52:59 CDT
  • Twelve Oklahoma Ranches Compete to Help OCA Raise Funds for Children's Hospital Foundation  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:59:56 CDT
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:53:03 CDT
  • Okarche's Meg Stangl Recognized as a Significant Woman in Agriculture by Oklahoma Dept. of Ag  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:03:26 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.