Michigan Wheat Growers Vote To Renew Checkoff Program

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Michigan Wheat Program will continue for five more years after 85 percent of wheat growers in the state approved the recent referendum.

Chairman Bill Hunt is one of the founding board members of the program and tells Brownfield a decade of wheat research has elevated the crop.

“We have tried very hard to deal with issues-falling numbers, a lot of the different vom issues, a lot of different things-we’re covering them all and I think every direction we’re heading so far has been a return,” he says.

The program has invested in nearly 150 research projects since it was created in 2011.

Hunt says he’s excited improving white wheat varieties will be a focus moving forward to meet four mill needs.