Premium Program

2022 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 or Breck 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 2022 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 2022 crop.  Future year contracts are subject to market conditions and may change.  For 2022, 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

Delivery Points

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.


Anton Coop

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

Peetz Coop


Frenchman Valley Coop – Chappell

Frenchman Valley Coop – Grant

Frenchman Valley Coop – Venango

Frenchman Valley Coop – Imperial

Frenchman Valley Coop – Wauneta