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.

2017-18 Program Information

Eligible PlainsGold Varieties

There are three PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties eligible for the program: PlainsGold Snowmass, PlainsGold Sunshine, 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: $0.20 per bushel
Protein premium:    

$0.60 @ 11.0% – 11.4% protein

$0.70 @ 11.5% – 11.9% protein

$0.80 @ 12.0% – 1 2.4% protein

$0.90 @ 12.5% – 12.9% protein

$1.00 @ 13.0% or better protein       

Premium Pricing – Organic
Base premium: Minimum premium of 150% 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 high 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: $0.10 per bushel
Protein premium: 

$0.30 @ 11.0% – 11.4% protein

$0.35 @ 11.5% – 11.9% protein

$0.40 @ 12.0% – 12.4% protein

$0.45 @ 12.5% – 12.9% protein

$0.50 @ 13.0 or better protein  

PlainsGold Sunshine

Sunshine is a very good-yielding variety with excellent milling and baking quality.  Sunshine also has good drought tolerance and is well adapted for both dryland and irrigated production in the High Plains region.

Premium Pricing
Base premium: $0.10 per bushel
Protein premium: 

$0.30 @ 11.0% – 11.4% protein

$0.35 @ 11.5% – 11.9% protein

$0.40 @ 12.0% – 12.4% protein

$0.45 @ 12.5% – 12.9% protein

$0.50 @ 13.0 or better protein    

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