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Colorado Wheat

Colorado has a long and proud history of wheat production. The art of growing this “prairie gold” has been passed down from generation to generation, and more than two million acres of wheat are currently planted in Colorado each year.

As we move forward in our efforts to help feed America and the world, our industry will continue to make strides to positively impact yields and quality. By ensuring that Colorado remains at the forefront of nationwide wheat research and development, we are not only caring for our own farms and families—we are also guaranteeing that future generations of Colorado wheat growers will continue to enjoy this way of life for years to come.

News Updates

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – June 5

    June 5, 2020

    Crop condition declined one more point last week, down to 31% in the Good-Excellent categories. Wheat is starting to turn color in the Southeast, with 67% of the crop headed and 4% turning color (right on 5-year average). The weather … Continue reading

  • 2020 Colorado Wheat Field Days

    June 5, 2020

    After careful planning and consideration, the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation has decided to move forward with five wheat field days in areas that we are able to due to local variances allowing gatherings of 50 people or less being in … Continue reading

  • Wheat Disease Update – June 4, 2020

    June 4, 2020

    Tessa Albrecht: tessa.albrecht@colostate.edu Punya Nachappa: punya.nachappa@colostate.edu We scouted in Julesburg, Holyoke, Yuma and Akron areas this week and found that wheat is looking good in northeastern Colorado. Wheat is pollenating in most varieties. Drought conditions remain throughout most of the … Continue reading

  • Colorado Crop Progress – Week Ending May 31

    June 2, 2020

    From USDA NASS AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. … Continue reading

  • Colorado Wheat Outlook Report – May 29

    May 29, 2020

    Crop condition improved slightly this week, moving up to 61% in Fair-Good-Excellent categories from 56% a week ago. Still only a third of the crop in Good-Excellent though. Please note that new or changed information from the previous week has … Continue reading

  • Wheat Industry News – U.S. Wheat Associates

    May 28, 2020

    Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.  Speaking of Wheat: “There is a societal cost of not using new genome editing techniques or being slow in adoption. We have no time to lose in resolving our shared problems for food … Continue reading

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