(AREA) -- The Farmer Board of Directors of the Michigan Wheat Program is hoping to invest in innovative research projects that will help growers increase yields and quality, as well as ideas for new markets and uses. According to Chairman David Milligan, a Cass City area farmer, the board is once again seeking projects that will touch on various aspects of production, including rotation, cover crops, nutrients, inputs, pests and disease. The board is also interested in more market-driven projects that will provide an overview of production practices, current wheat markets and uses, exports and export markets and new uses. The full Request For Proposals and a budget submission form can be found on the MWP website at www.miwheat.org by clicking on "Research" under the "Industry" tab. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on August 6. Researchers chosen for funding will be notified by August 30. A pre-award presentation may be requested.