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2020 NWYC Press Release

The National Wheat Foundation Officially Opens its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest.

WestBred wheat varieties are bred to offer industry-leading genetic potential. This contest highlights the production practices growers like you are using to maximize that potential — and celebrates the successes you’re seeing in the field. Plus, it awards national winners with a free trip to Commodity Classic 2020 in San Antonio, Texas

The 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest WestBred winners include:

Winter Wheat – Irrigated

  • 1st Place, High Yield – Marc Arnusch, Keenesburg, Colorado, with a yield of 210.52 Bu/A with WB4418
  • 2nd Place, High Yield – Phillip Gross, Warden, Washington, with a yield of 200.48 Bu/A with WB4394

Winter Wheat – Dryland

  • 1st Place, High Yield – Doug Stout, Genesee, Idaho, with a yield of 181.93 Bu/A with KELDIN 
  • 1st Place, Percentage Increase – Shawn Kimbrell, Sunray, Texas, with an increase of 372.87% over county average with WINTERHAWK
  • 3rd Place, Percentage Increase – Rick Horton, Leoti, Kansas, with an increase of 333.14% over county average with WB4792
  • 4th Place, High Yield – Alec Horton, Leoti, Kansas, with a yield of 146.81 Bu/A with WB4792
  • 4th Place, Percentage Increase – CR Freeman, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, with an increase of 333.00% over county average with WB4515

Spring Wheat – Dryland

  • 1st Place, High Yield – Trevor Stout, Genesee, Idaho, with a yield of 111.13 Bu/A with WB9668
  • 2nd Place, High Yield – Brian Lacey, Wendell, Minnesota, with a yield of 103.04 Bu/A with WB9479
  • 2nd Place, Percentage Increase – Doug and Janelle Fitterer, New England, North Dakota, with an increase of 191.12% over county average with WB9590 
  • 3rd Place, Percentage Increase – Orin Knutson, Oslo, Minnesota, with an increase of 78.51% over county average with WB9590

Spring Wheat – Irrigated

  • 1st Place, High Yield – Derek Friehe, Moses Lake, Washington, with a yield of 180.77 Bu/A with WB9668
  • 2nd Place, High Yield – Terry Wilcox, Rexburg, Idaho, with a yield of 151.40 Bu/A with WB9668



NWYC 2019 Press Release

13 WestBred wheat growers became national winners in the 2019 NWYC. This goes to show that WestBred® wheat varieties have a strong performance on and off the field.


NWYC 2019 Media Release Form

Click below to view the 2019 NWYC Media Release Form.