The 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest is open for registration. The Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with their peers across the United States and learn from each other’s innovative techniques to improve wheat productivity.
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.)
A grain sample from each Contest entry will again be required to determine the quality of wheat produced under high yield management practices used in this wheat yield contest. Without maintaining a focus on quality in the Contest, growers will not be able to maximize their return and improve productivity. The submission of grain sample will be a requirement to qualify for national recognition, and it is recommended to ship them as soon as the yield plot is harvested to preserve sample integrity.
The Contest features two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, plus two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. There are 24 National Award opportunities for wheat growers.
National Contest Awards
National Award Winner Categories For 2021 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.
2020 National Wheat Yield Contest Results
State Winners 2020 winter irrigated
State Winners 2020 spring irrigated
State Winners 2020 winter dryland
State Winners 2020 spring dryland
These winners from each category & subcategory will be recognized at the wheat reception during the 2022 Commodity Classic to be held March 10-12, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 701-368-9815.