Joining the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program is easy and it provides premium pricing for popular PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties.
2019 Program Information
Eligible PlainsGold Varieties
There are three PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties eligible for the program: PlainsGold Snowmass, PlainsGold Sunshine, PlainsGold Breck 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.
Premium Pricing – Conventional
Base premium: $0.20 per bushel
$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: +25 cents at 11.0, +50 cents at 12.0+ an additional or better, minimum 57 lb test weight required to apply for protein premium
PlainsGold Thunder CL, PlainsGold Sunshine and PlainsGold Breck
Base premium: $0.10 per bushel
$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
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.
Opening New Markets
Consumers are choosing whole-wheat products made from hard white wheat to get the healthy benefits of whole grains with a milder flavor, which appeals to many accustomed to the taste of refined flour.
Now High Plains farmers have more options to compete in this growing marketplace while getting premium prices for their wheat crop. You can earn up to $1.00 more per bushel when you grow PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties through the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program.