2024 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®.
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 2024 crop year, five varieties are included in the program (Snowmass 2.0, Breck, Monarch, Windom SF 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 2024 crop. Future year contracts are subject to market conditions and may change. For 2024, 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
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.
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
Frenchman Valley Coop – Chappell
Frenchman Valley Coop – Grant
Frenchman Valley Coop – Venango
Frenchman Valley Coop – Imperial
Frenchman Valley Coop – Wauneta