Two wheat summits next month will help answer questions about developments in hard white wheat production.
The United States has been struggling to achieve production levels that create critical mass sufficient to supply both domestic and export demands, says Ron Stoddard, executive director of the Nebraska Wheat Board.
The Nebraska Wheat Board, Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, Kansas Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Wheat Commission, and the Texas Wheat Producers Board are co-sponsoring the events.
The first summit will be held on Jan. 18 in Colby, Kan., and the second one will be Jan. 20 in Guymon, Okla. The Colby, Kan., summit is designed for producers and industry officials from Nebraska, northeastern Colorado and northwestern Kansas.
The adaptation of high-performing hard white wheat varieties has made this class of wheat an attractive option for wheat producers across the Great Plains states, Stoddard says. But a relatively new class of wheat brings challenges for all segments of the industry, he adds.
There will also be an update on the Hard White Wheat Incentive Program, a producer incentive included in the farm bill.
For information, call Ron Stoddard at the Nebraska Wheat Board, at (402) 471-2358 or 800-651-6736, or visit: www.nebraskawheat.com for an agenda.