2021 Program Information
Ardent Mills has partnered with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) and CSU for years to develop top performing wheat varieties that meet the special quality needed for UltraGrain®.
Now you can plant varieties like Snowmass 2.0-the highest yielding wheat in Colorado in 2020, or Breck-offering excellent test weight and ability to make protein-and get paid a premium for doing so.
Eligible PlainsGold Varieties
PlainsGold Hard White Winter wheat varieties are developed at Colorado State University (CSU) specifically for the quality characteristics needed by Ardent Mills, with the yield performance and agronomics needed by farmers.
For the 2021 crop year, four varieties are included in the program (Snowmass, Snowmass 2.0, Breck and Monarch). Certified seed is required on all Ardent Mills contracts, and the use of glyphosate for pre-harvest crop desiccation is prohibited.
Ardent Mills is currently paying premiums as follows for the 2021 crop. Future year contracts are subject to market conditions and may change. For 2020, all varieties are paid at the same premium levels:
$0.20/bushel base grower premium, regardless of protein level
$0.35 @ 11.0%-11.4% protein
$0.40 @ 11.5%-11.9% protein
$0.50 @ 12.0%-12.9% protein
$0.60 @ 13.0 or higher protein
Once you have harvested your wheat crop, complete the program by delivering your qualifying wheat crop to the delivery point in Colorado or Nebraska as listed on your grain pricing schedule.
Grainland Coop – Haxtun
Grainland Coop – Amherst
Grainland Coop – Fleming
Grainland Coop – Holyoke
Flagler Coop – Arriba
Flagler Coop – Hugo
Roggen Farmers Elevator – Roggen
Roggen Farmers Elevator – Pierce
Ardent Mills – Denver
Frenchman Valley Coop – Chappell
Frenchman Valley Coop – Grant
Frenchman Valley Coop – Venango
Frenchman Valley Coop – Imperial
Frenchman Valley Coop – Wauneta