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Our goal is to help Colorado wheat producers develop, maintain, and increase domestic and export sales while supporting education, research, and promotional programs designed to increase the consumption and utilization of Colorado wheat.

“CWAC works to increase the demand and marketability of Colorado wheat to ensure the long-term viability of Colorado Wheat Growers.”

The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee works to foster outstanding wheat breeding, entomology, pathology, and weed science programs at Colorado State University. We aim to provide Colorado growers with the best varieties designed specifically for local conditions and strategies to deal with challenges like wheat stem sawfly, stripe rust, and troublesome weeds. CWAC also works to increase the demand and marketability of Colorado wheat to ensure the long-term viability of Colorado wheat growers.

The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee is the producer elected Board of Control which administers the “Colorado Wheat Marketing Order” approved by a referendum of Colorado wheat producers in 1958 pursuant to the “Colorado Agricultural Marketing Act of 1939.”

The “Colorado Agricultural Marketing Act of 1939” and the “Colorado Wheat Marketing Order” require that assessment funds be used for sales promotion, public relations and educational programs to increase the consumption and utilization of Colorado produced wheat. Research programs, which improve the marketing and utilization of Colorado wheat, are also authorized.

CSU Projects

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Hard Red and Hard White Winter Wheat Breeding

This was the 55th year of an ongoing, comprehensive project aimed at developing better wheat varieties for Colorado producers.

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CSU Crops Testing

This project supports the existing wheat improvement program and provides farmers with unbiased and reliable variety recommendations for making better decisions.

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Wheat Entomology

This will support research on wheat stem sawfly (WSS), and other wheat pests of potential significance.

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Weed Science

This will support weed science test plot research on jointed goatgrass, downy brome, feral rye and herbicide resistance weed management in winter wheat.

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Novel Herbicide Tolerant Wheat Project

This project will enhance the existing wheat weed science research program.

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Plant Pathology

The funds will support the initiation of research and extension programming on critical wheat diseases.

Publications

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Jun 21 2024

Wheat Assessment

Wheat grown in the 32 Colorado counties covered by the Colorado Wheat Marketing Order are subject to assessment.

Wheat Assessment

Wheat Subject to Assessment

Wheat grown in the 32 Colorado counties covered by the Colorado Wheat Marketing Order are subject to assessment. The counties include: Adams, Arapahoe, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Cheyenne, Crowley, Custer, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Moffat, Morgan, Otero, Phillips, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, and Yuma.

Assessment Rate

The current assessment rate is two cents per bushel.

Refundable Assessment

A producer may request a refund of that portion of the assessment withheld which exceeds one-half cent per bushel (currently one and one-half cents per bushel).

Producers can request an “Application for Refund of Wheat Assessment” (ARWA) form by contacting the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) by one of 2 ways:

Mailing a written request to

4026 South Timberline Road, Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80525

E-mailing a written request to

info@coloradowheat.org

Producers must submit a completed ARWA form, along with proof of assessment withheld, within 30 days of the date of assessment to be eligible for refund. The date of assessment is the actual date of wheat sale or date wheat was placed under loan by the FSA.

Assessment Collection & Remittance

Wheat assessment is collected by the “first handler” (typically an elevator or feedlot) directly from the producer and then remitted to the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC). A “Wheat Assessment Reporting Form” and full instructions can be obtained from CWAC.