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UMN Announces VDF Fee Increase for Wheat Varieties

Wheat field. Photo by David Hansen. © Regents of the University of Minnesota.

Effective July 1, 2022, the University of Minnesota’s VDF (Variety Development Fund) fee, which supports the UMN’s variety research and development program, will increase to $0.75 per bushel for all registered and certified seed sold of wheat varieties (both old and new) released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

This means that all seed of these varieties sold before July 1, 2022, will be assessed at the old fee rate, and all seed sold on or after that date will be assessed at the new $0.75 per bushel rate.

Here is a list of affected varieties:

  • Bolles
  • Lang-MN
  • Linkert
  • MN-Rothsay
  • MN-Torgy
  • MN-Washburn
  • RB07
  • Rollag
  • Sabin
  • Shelly

You will find fee schedules for all of MCIA’s services and programs posted on the Client Resources page of this website. Please contact President/CEO Fawad Shah or Foundation Seed Services Manager Roger Wippler if you have questions.

2024 MCIA Annual Meeting • January 24, 2024 • St. Cloud, Minnesota
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