Wheat News and Updates

Call for FY 2019-2020 funding proposals

NWB is now accepting RFP applications for project funding during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Applications should be completed electronically and submitted in PDF format to wheat.board@nebraska.gov by 5:00 pm CST Friday, February 15, 2019. FY 2019/2020 RFP

Two Nebraska Farmers selected as winners in National Wheat Yield Contest

Brian Schafer and Brock Terrell both placed in the National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest this year. Schafer placed 4th in the dryland spring wheat category with a field in Hayes County. Terrell placed 4th in the irrigated winter wheat category with a field in Sheridan County. More details on the contest and other winners is available on the National Wheat Foundation site.

Tyson Narjes appointed to Nebraska Wheat Board

Tyson Narjes of Sidney was recently appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts as the NWB District 2 director. Narjes is a 5th generation farmer and will serve a five-year term that will conclude June 30, 2023.

Market Facilitation Program

Wheat rate under the MFP is set at $0.14 a bushel. MFP applications are available online at www.farmers.gov/MFP. A fact sheet provided by FSA is available here: MFP Fact Sheet.