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Quality Based Commodity Marketing Program


Kansas State University Research and Extension, in partnership with the International Grains Program, the Kansas Wheat Commission, the Kansas Grain and Feed Association and grain elevator partners across Kansas, is pleased to feature our Quality-Based Commodity Marketing Program in an effort to provide real-time information regarding the Kansas wheat production. This program features two unique components: map-based wheat production data and producers profiles, which will provide useful wheat quality information to the user regarding the 2009 wheat crop. We're pleased to introduce:

2009 Harvest Quality Survey
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Wheat samples will be submitted by participating grain elevator partners across the state of Kansas. Each sample will be tested and analyzed according to production characteristics used in the grain purchasing market. The data will be presented using customized GIS mapping technology that shows the varying regions of Kansas. The data will reflect the latest and most recent testing and quality measurements available to the user.This program enables the user to obtain the most recent activity regarding production, harvest and test sampling. This data can be viewed by geographical areas in either broad or narrowly defined regions to provide a glimpse of the areas of most concern to the user. Developed by the KSU Grain Science department and its partners within the industry, data is collected from participating producers and used to provide an overall picture of wheat quality at any stage. Please click to visit the 2009 Harvest Quality Survey

Producer Profiles

Across the state of Kansas, wheat producers are working to produce quality, high-yield crops. These producers each represent a growing area with it's own unique geopraphical challenges and benefits. When used in conjunction with the 2009 Wheat Quality Survey, these insights provides a unique perspective that is reflected in the wheat crop data and a useful tool when trying to interpet the data. As we follow the wheat harvest in 2009, be sure to check in for periodic updates regarding the wheat harvest in Kansas.