PlainsGold Publications

2015-16 PlainsGold Variety Guide

This variety guide provides details about innovative winter wheat varieties developed by the nation’s leading public wheat breeding and research program. Use this guide and your local PlainsGold dealer to select the perfect line-up to meet your production goals.

2015VarietyGuide


CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program

Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) is proud to continue the long-standing partnership with Ardent Mills to offer wheat growers premiums for select hard white winter wheat varieties.

This brochure takes you through the steps of the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program allowing you to potentially earn up to 85 cents more per bushel when you grow select PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties.

Ultragrain Premium Program brochure (PDF)


In The News

PlainsGold News Releases


PlainsGold Varieties Continue to Dominate Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey

February 24, 2014, Fort Collins, Colo. – Hatcher was the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for the seventh year in a row, planted on 30 percent of all winter wheat acres in the fall of 2013, according to the Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey released by USDA/NASS this spring. Read the entire article here (pdf).


Wheat checkoff helps keep seed programs public

January 2014, Ag JournalSeven years ago, wheat leaders in Colorado doubled the assessment each grower pays into the state’s research and promotion checkoff from 1 cent per bushel to 2, and in March growers statewide will have a chance to vote on whether to make the increase permanent. Read the entire article here.


New Wheats Shine in Trial

August 2013, Western Farmer-Stockman, by Farm Progress – Colorado State University’s new Byrd wheat variety outperformed all competitors in the 2012 dryland variety performance trials last year, posting similar first-place postings in the last two and three years. That’s a serious plus for the state’s producers, says Jerry Johnson, CSU Extension crop production specialist. “This is our biggest new wheat,” he says of the 2011 CSU release. “The numbers tell the story.” Read the entire article here.


ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS choose Colorado for Ardent Mills headquarters

July 16, 2013, Denver, Colo. – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Ardent Mills – which will operate as a joint venture of ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS – will make Colorado its headquarters. The joint venture transaction is anticipated to be complete in late 2013, and the new company is expected to have a presence in the Denver area starting in 2014, contingent upon final approval of incentive packages. Ardent Mills will be a new premier flour milling joint venture, bringing together two of the nation’s leading and most respected flour milling companies: ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling, a Cargill-CHS joint venture formed in 2002. Ardent Mills will take advantage of the combined assets, capabilities and experience of ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS to bring innovative flour and grain products, services and solutions to the marketplace. “Ardent Mills is an excellent fit for Colorado and will bring benefits to both rural and urban areas of the state,” Hickenlooper said. Read the full story here.


PlainsGold Varieties Dominate USDA National Agricultural Statistics Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey

March 13, 2013, Fort Collins, Colo. as reported by the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation – Hatcher was the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for the sixth year in a row, planted on 30% of all winter wheat acres in the fall of 2012, according to the Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey released by USDA/NASS this spring. Hatcher and other Colorado State University (CSU) varieties owned by the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) and sold under the PlainsGold brand accounted for 70.7% of winter wheat acres planted in Colorado identified by variety in the survey. The Winter Wheat Varieties report tabulated responses from 1,054 winter wheat producers throughout Colorado. Another PlainsGold variety, Ripper, continued to hold a top spot in second place with 8.5% of the market. PlainsGold held five of the top ten spots with Snowmass, Bill Brown and Bond CL all being CSU-developed varieties. Snowmass moved up to fourth place with 5.1% of the acreage, significantly higher than last year’s 3.9 percent. To read the full report, visit: http://bit.ly/2012varsurv.


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