Kansas Growers To Pay More For Wheat Check-Off

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas growers will soon be paying more for the wheat ``check-off'' program that supports research and market development.

The Kansas Wheat Commission announced Thursday that its board has approved a check-off increase to 2 cents per bushel from the current 1.5 cents per bushel, effective Nov. 1.

Commission chairman Ron Suppes says that shrinking government research funding _ combined with fewer wheat acres and smaller crops _ make it more vital than ever for farmers to invest in their industry.

The new Kansas Wheat Innovation Center that opened last December is a $10.3 million research facility that is expected to create new wheat varieties.

The industry group says the check-off increase will help pay down debt on the building and fund research at the center.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 225481482