The 2023 National Wheat Yield Contest rules are found here. Please read through the entire rules to familiarize yourself with a few changes.New this year, only one deadline date for entry for winter wheat (May 15) and one deadline for entry for spring wheat (August 1). October 1 is still the deadline all harvest data.
Entry fee is one price- $100. We welcome several new partners with vouchers for your entry fee. Select your partner when you enter.
The 24 National Winner Categories remain the same. Winners are asked to keep an 8 lb wheat sample for quality testing if they are a National Yield Winner.Winners will be given instructions on where to ship their samples in mid-late October.
Keep your sample safe, if you do not have a sample, you cannot be recognized as a winner!
The prize for the 24 National Winners is a trip to the Commodity Classic in Houston, TX February 29-March 2, 2024.
Quality awards will be given to the top 3 wheats in each class (provided that they are industry-desired quality as deemed by a panel of experts).
Note: (National Winners who do not travel to Commodity Classic will not receive the cash value of their foregone travel expenses)
The Contest National Awards will be determined on two levels to improve the competitiveness of the Contest.
- Yield basis with no regard for USDA county averages.The Contest will select the highest yielding entry from each State for each category. From this group of entries, National winners will be selected based on the highest yield..
- The percentage increase by which their measured yield exceeds the most recent 5-year olympic county average, published annually by USDA. This level is the same as in the past years. It serves to level the playing field for those growers producing wheat in low yielding regions.
(Each grower can only win one National Award as in past years.)
Each contest entry must include test weight, moisture and protein (hard wheat only).
Quality standards for soft wheat: Test Weight 58 lbs +
- Quality standards for hard red spring or white club: Test Weight 57 lbs +
- Quality standards for hard red winter and all other classes: Test Weight 58 lbs +
Additionally, hard wheat harvest entries must include Protein %
National Contest Awards
National Award Winner Categories For 2022 Contest
||% Above USDA County Avg
||High Yield Basis
|Winter Wheat Dryland
||1st – 5th
||Bin Buster plus 1st - 5th
|Winter Wheat Irrigated
||Bin Buster plus 1st - 2nd
|Spring Wheat Dryland
||1st – 3rd
||Bin Buster plus 1st – 3rd
|Spring Wheat Irrigated
||Bin Buster plus 1st – 2nd
Irrigated entries will be determined on a yield basis only.
These winners from each category & subcategory will be recognized at the wheat reception during the 2024 Commodity Classic to be held in Houston, TX. More detail is provided in the Contest Rules provided on this log in page.
You must be a member in good standing of a recognized state wheat grower association (or NAWG if from a state without a state wheat grower association) before completing and submitting the NWYC Entry Form.NWYC Entry and Harvest Report Forms, entry payments and weigh tickets must be submitted electronically on this website. NO PAPER ENTRY AND HARVEST FORMS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please read all National Wheat Yield Contest Rules and Procedures located on this registration - log in page before submitting your entry form and payment. There will be no entry payment refunds. Thanks for your interest in the NWYC and good luck!
If you have any questions about the Contest Rules and processes, you can reach me through email or phone.
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 701-368-9815.