Premium Program

2023 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 2023 crop year, five varieties are included in the program (Snowmass, Snowmass 2.0, Breck, Monarch and Thunder CL). 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 2023 crop.  Future year contracts are subject to market conditions and may change.  For 2023, all varieties are paid at the same premium levels:

$0.40 base grower premium
$0.60 @ 12.0% protein
+ $0.02 per 1/5 from 12.2 to 13.0% 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.

Colorado

Anton Coop

CHS High Plains – Haxtun

CHS High Plains – Amherst

CHS High Plains – Fleming

CHS High Plains – Holyoke

CHS High Plains – Yuma

Flagler Coop – Flagler

Flagler Coop – Arriba

Flagler Coop – Hugo

Roggen Farmers Elevator – Roggen

Roggen Farmers Elevator – Pierce

Roggen Farmers Elevator – Wildcat

Ardent Mills – Denver

Peetz Coop

Nebraska

Frenchman Valley Coop – Chappell

Frenchman Valley Coop – Grant

Frenchman Valley Coop – Venango

Frenchman Valley Coop – Imperial

Frenchman Valley Coop – Wauneta