WASHINGTON — The National Wheat Foundation Board approved three new projects at its annual meeting last week. The projects were selected after a series of strategic planning meetings with industry stakeholders from all segments of the wheat industry.
The projects aim to answer these questions: Does high-yielding wheat equal high-quality wheat? Does high-yielding wheat equal higher profitability? Can potassium (K) levels in wheat grain be increased to help combat heart disease in Americans? These projects are in addition to the successful National Wheat Yield Contest, which is already open for entries for 2021.
“It is important to listen to industry leaders and align our projects for grower success and profitability as well as success across the entire wheat chain,” notes David Cleavinger, Chairman, National Wheat Foundation.
Action on the projects will begin promptly with the establishment of a task force to guide the process. For more information, contact Anne Osborne, project manager at the National Wheat Foundation.
–National Wheat Foundation
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