The National Wheat Foundation is sponsoring the National Wheat Yield Contest for the seventh straight year. Project Manager Anne Osborne says the goal is to improve the productivity, quality and marketability of the U.S. wheat crop. “The quality component is unique to wheat because it’s so important to our customers,” Osborne told RRFN. “We can’t just have high yields if the wheat won’t bake up a nice loaf of bread.” Osborne, who is based in North Dakota’s Barnes County, acknowledges the late spring and the impact on wheat acres. “Look at the prices and look at the world’s need for a food that we produce here in North Dakota. With this contest, the winning is nice, but the learning is the most important thing.”
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