CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain Premium Program

Joining the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program is easy and it provides premium pricing for popular PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties.

2016-17 Program Information

Eligible PlainsGold Varieties

There are four PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties eligible for the program: PlainsGold Snowmass, PlainsGold Sunshine, PlainsGold Antero and PlainsGold Thunder CL. The varieties combine good to excellent milling and baking qualities with good yields, stress tolerance, test weight and disease resistance.
Take a closer look at each of these varieties to select the best fit for your operation.

PlainsGold Snowmass

Snowmass combines good dryland yields with good test weights, excellent resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus, medium-tall plant stature for increased crop residue cover, and superior milling and baking quality characteristics.

Premium Pricing – Conventional
Base premium: $0.80 per bushel
Protein premium: $0.20 per bushel for wheat with protein levels at or above 13%

Premium Pricing – Organic
Base premium: Minimum premium of 200% above conventional #1 HRW delivered to Denver, CO
Protein premium: +50 cents of 12.0% plus an additional 50 cents at 13.0% or better

minimum 56 lb test weight to apply for protein premiums


PlainsGold Thunder CL

Thunder CL is a single-gene Clearfield® hard white winter wheat variety that is tolerant to Beyond™ herbicide for broad-spectrum weed control, including problematic winter annual grassy weeds. In addition, Thunder CL combines good yields, good stress tolerance, good disease resistance, good test weights and superior milling and baking qualities. Thunder CL is also an excellent irrigated wheat variety.

Premium Pricing
Base premium: $0.40 per bushel
Protein premium: $0.20 per bushel for wheat with protein levels at or above 13%

No premium given for wheat with protein levels under 10%

PlainsGold Sunshine

As PlainsGold’s newest hard white winter wheat, Sunshine is a very good-yielding variety with very good milling and baking quality.Sunshine also has good drought tolerance and is well adapted for production in the High Plains region.

Premium Pricing
Base premium: $0.40 per bushel
Protein premium: $0.20 per bushel for wheat with protein levels at or above 13%

No premium given for wheat with protein levels under 10%

PlainsGold Antero (Nebraska only)

Antero is a yield leader, exhibiting good drought tolerance, excellent test weights,
good stripe rust resistance, and good milling and baking qualities.

Premium Pricing
Base premium: $0.40 per bushel
Protein premium: $0.20 per bushel for wheat with protein levels at or above 13%

No premium given for wheat with protein levels under 10%

PlainsGold Seed Growers

Certified seed is a requirement for the program to ensure a high-quality end product.

Find a PlainsGold Seed Grower with the premium program HWW varieties in your area:

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Delivery Points

Once you have harvested your wheat crop, complete the program by delivering your qualifying wheat crop to the delivery point in Colorado, Kansas or Nebraska as listed on your grain pricing schedule.

Brad WarrenCWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain Premium Program