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National Wheat Action Plan
The wheat industry is on a 30-year decline, and U.S. wheat leaders intend to reverse that trend by improving productivity and increasing profitability for U.S. wheat growers by implementing the National Wheat Action Plan. Farmer-leaders of the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation are developing a National Wheat Action Plan to serve as a catalyst to increase public and private wheat research, and improve wheat productivity and farmer profitability.
As an executive partner of the National Wheat Action Plan, we have created a video to share the action plan objectives. Watch the video below or visit our Vimeo channel.
Facing decreased profitability in comparison to competing crops, lack of significant productivity gains, increased global competition and negative consumer sentiment regarding the healthfulness of wheat-based products, the leaders recognize that current efforts are insufficient to generate the turnaround the U.S. wheat industry needs.
The Action Plan will launch a process to attract interest, support and investment of private capital to stimulate increased expenditure on private and public wheat research and technology transfer, and to expedite adoption by wheat farmers. This vehicle will evolve to become a substantial annual revenue source to be used primarily for wheat research and technology transfer.
Build up your bushels and enter the National Wheat Yield Contest! The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) will again host the National Wheat Yield Contest. This yield contest was launched in 2015 and was received very well by wheat growers across the United States. The Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with their peers across the United States and learn from each other innovative techniques to improve wheat productivity on their farms. The Contest’s objectives are to drive innovation in the industry; enable knowledge transfer between growers; encourage the use of available technology; and identify top wheat growers across the U.S. The Contest features two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat. The top five winners from each category will be recognized nationally, including at the 2018 Commodity Classic to be held February 27–March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California.