GrainSense US-based distributor ElevateAg has teamed up with the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers to get the GrainSense device in the hands of ever more farmers. Protein levels in wheat are critical and as the wheat harvest in Kansas and across the Great Plains Region of the United States begins, it is important for farmers to know the quality of what they are producing.
As wheat harvest is beginning to ramp up in south central Kansas, it’s more important than ever for farmers to know the protein content in their crop. Typically in years with higher wheat yields, that could mean a slightly lower protein content.
“We’re starting to see some protein distinctions in the marketplace, where there are going to be some premiums in place,” said Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat. “We’re seeing that with the Kansas City Hard Red Winter wheat futures contract and the Minneapolis spring wheat contract, with over a dollar spread between those two.”
The GrainSense portable NIR analyzer is the perfect tool for farmers in this region and across the world to get access to this quality data, as explained in the article published on the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.To read the full announcement from Kansas Wheat, be sure to check out the article here: