Seed-Tex and DeBruce Grain were named the 2011 Wheat Elevators of the Year during the annual Commodity Symposium Reception, held Nov. 29, in Amarillo. The award is sponsored by the Texas Wheat Producer Board (TWPB).

Seed-Tex is a full service wheat handling operation which specializes in buying, selling, and cleaning wheat in Newcastle, Texas. DeBruce Grain operates elevator facilities throughout the Texas Panhandle and offers services to producers through their grain, fertilizer, feed ingredient and agronomy units.

“It is easy to see that the people involved with DeBruce Grain and Seed-Tex are dedicated to their local customers,” TWPB Executive Vice President Rodney Mosier said. “These operations are quite different in their makeup but both are essential to the success of the wheat industry in their region.”

According to Mosier, the elevators were honored for their service to wheat producers and support of the statewide wheat checkoff program.

The Texas Wheat Producers Board is a statewide board funded by a voluntary two cent per bushel checkoff program. Checkoff funds are used for research, market development and education to further the wheat industry in Texas and support the profitability of wheat producers. For more information, visit http://www.texaswheat.org.