Welcome to the website of the Michigan Wheat Program, Michigan’s newest check-off program. The Michigan Wheat Program was voted in by the state’s wheat farmers in July 2011. The program will benefit the state’s 8,000 wheat farmers residing in more than 50 counties. The funds collected from the farmers through the one half of one percent assessment on wheat and seed wheat grown in Michigan and sold will be used for:
- Market Development and
- Promotion of Michigan Wheat
The average annual sales of wheat from 2008 through 2010 were $218.5 million with a total annual economic impact of $387.9 million. More than 500,000 acres of wheat a year are planted in Michigan. In 2010 total production was 35.7 million bushels, in 2011 it rose to 51 million bushels, which was a record high and in 2012 production was 41 million bushels.
The top 5 wheat producing counties are Huron, Sanilac, Lenawee, Tuscola and Saginaw