This time last year, some winter wheat farmers were scrambling to find seed for some of the most sought-after varieties, such as PlainsGold Byrd, Brawl CL Plus, Denali, Hatcher and Snowmass, so this increase in seed growers is good news. According to PlainsGold Executive Director Darrell Hanavan, the brand was almost completely sold out of winter wheat seed by the time planting season rolled around in 2013. “The addition of 26 new seed growers is important to meet the demand for our varieties,” says Hanavan. “Most of these new growers are also in new geographic areas for PlainsGold.”
The new seed growers are listed below. Their complete contact information is available on www.PlainsGold.com, or by contacting the PlainsGold office toll-free at 1-800-WHEAT-10, or (970) 449-6994. Farmers can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas: Lobmeyer Seed Farms, Inc., Garden City; David Walker, Johnson City; Larry Lundgren, Gove; Gary Janssen, Scott City; Niswonger & Son, Inc., Wallace; NIC II Farms, Johnson; Jl Farms, Syracuse; Winona Feed & Grain Inc., Winona; Ron Suppes, Dighton; Latham Farms, Winona; Baer & Nichepor Farms, Ness City; and Jimmy Stewart, Hoxie.
Montana: Cahill Seeds, Scobey; Circle S Seeds of MT, Three Forks; Golden Triangle Seeds Inc., Rudyard; Heartland Seed, Inc., Moccasin; Hodgskiss Seeds, Choteau; Northern Seed Service, Inc., Conrad; Townsend Seeds, Townsend; Treasure State Seed, Inc., Fairfield; and Wild Horse Seeds, Havre.
South Dakota: Herman Agri, Inc., Presho.
Texas: Hale Center Coop & Supply, Hale Center.
Wyoming: Prairie Farms, LTD, Albin.
The 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 is owned by the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF). Royalties from the sale of PlainsGold seed support public wheat breeding at Colorado State University. This further enhances the funding provided by the wheat assessment paid by all Colorado wheat farmers.