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Russell Nemetz Wheat Foundation Accepting Enrollment for Wheat Yield Contest
by Russell Nemetz, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: January 21, 2019

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The National Wheat Foundation announced it is accepting grower enrollment for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest.

The contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.

The Foundation is accepting entries for Winter and Spring Wheat.

The deadline for Winter Wheat entries is May 15th with an early registration deadline of April 1st.

The Spring wheat entry deadline is August 1st, with an early registration deadline of June 15th.

“America’s wheat farmers produce the highest quality wheat in the world which should be taken into account when determining criteria for this national contest,” stated NWF Board President and Idaho wheat grower Wayne Hurst. “2019 will be the first year that we truly see how a quality component will impact the rankings of growers and influence results.”

In order to be considered for a national or state award in the contest, growers must follow up each initial contest entry with a grain sample, which will be analyzed by an independent lab.

To qualify, samples must meet a quality Grade of 1 or 2.

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