PlainsGold® Growers Place in National Wheat Yield Contest

*CORRECTED* The National Wheat Foundation recently released results of the National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC). PlainsGold® is happy to announce 4 growers placed in the contest with PlainsGold® varieties.

The NWYC offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. The contest recognizes winners in two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.

The PlainsGold® growers include:

National – Winter Wheat Irrigated: 2nd Place – Jerry Cooksey, Colorado, 134.90 bushels per acre with Langin

National – Winter Wheat Dryland:  3rd Place – Rick Horton, Kansas, 91.09 bushels per acre with Langin

State – Colorado, Winter Wheat Irrigated:  Dustin Cooksey, 2nd Place with Breck

State – Nebraska, Winter Wheat Dryland:  Ed Evertson, 2nd Place with Antero

Winners were selected by the percentage increase their yield exceeds the most recent 5-year Olympic county average as determined by USDA-NASS.

The publicly developed PlainsGold® brand was introduced in 2012, yet its winter wheat varieties are some of the most well-known and innovative available today in the High Plains. The PlainsGold® brand and varieties are owned by the farmer-governed Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. Royalties from the sale of PlainsGold® seed support the public wheat breeding program at Colorado State University, which further enhances the funding provided by the wheat assessment paid by all Colorado wheat farmers.


By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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