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Wheat growers approve higher check-off rate

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota wheat growers have approved a referendum to increase their commodity check-off rate. The vote was 334 to 154 to increase the wheat check-off from one cent per bushel to two cents per bushel. Through the automatic check-off program, farmers pay a percentage of their sale proceeds to their commodity council to support promotion, communication and research activities aimed at increasing their crop value.

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