National Wheat Action Plan Priority Areas
- Unify the industry around common goals and strengthen industry relationships.
- Educate, demonstrate and motivate farmers to realize the value of optimizing management practices to maximize both productivity and profitability.
- Design, develop and deploy increased risk management tools for U.S. wheat growers to improve their opportunity for profit.
About the Plan
Farmer-leaders of the National Wheat Foundation and the National Association of Wheat Growers developed a National Wheat Action Plan to serve as a catalyst to increase public and private wheat research, and improve wheat productivity and farmer profitability. Facing decreased profitability in comparison to competing crops, lack of significant productivity gains, increased global competition and negative consumer sentiment regarding the healthfulness of wheat-based products, the leaders recognize that current efforts are insufficient to generate the turnaround the U.S. wheat industry needs.
The Action Plan will launch a process to attract interest, support and investment of private capital to stimulate increased expenditure on private and public wheat research and technology transfer, and to expedite adoption by wheat farmers. This vehicle will evolve to become a substantial annual revenue source to be used primarily for wheat research and technology transfer.
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