Key Programs and Services

The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) is one of the technical crossroads of the international wheat industry, providing technical training and grower workshops, innovative research, product development, and crop quality testing services. WMC focuses on promoting U.S. wheat by demonstrating its quality and functionality in Asian noodles, crackers and biscuits, tortillas and flatbread, and other baked products. Pilot scale production lines (pictured above), state-of-the-art quality testing equipment, and rich technical expertise provide great value to our state wheat commission partners, wheat industry stakeholders, and millers and food manufacturers around the world.

This Week: October 18-24

The PNW Soft White Wheat Quality Report is complete! Click here to read the full 2021 harvest results. With the CQ project complete, the focus turns to preparing for the upcoming board meeting on October 28. The Human Resources Committee meets on Wednesday to review employee benefits and other issues. Janice will join the NGFA-NAEGA regional grain workshop on Thursday and looks forward to visiting with FGIS and other industry leaders. We have another major research project in house utilizing the cracker line and Middle wraps up CQ presentation videotaping.

Wheat Innovation Lab Videos

Tortilla Line (coming soon)

Learn more about the pilot production lines in the Wheat Innovation Lab by clicking here.

News and Updates

Partners of the Month: Oct 2021

October is a busy month for quality labs across the country, as we make the final push to meet the CQ reporting deadlines. This month we would like to recognize the importance of our partnership with two labs – the ARS facility in Manhattan, KS and the NDSU quality lab in Fargo, ND. WMC gathers samples of all classes of PNW wheat, has them graded, and then sends HRW and HRS samples to other labs for further evaluation.  Dr. Brad Seabourn and his team evaluate HRW from across the country and provide the data to USW. With the later PNW harvest, we all scramble to get the PNW samples to Manhattan as quickly as possible. NDSU handles HRS evaluation; WMC ships several boxes of spring wheat samples to Kelly McMonagle and DeLane Olsen each year. The labs also help each other when something goes wrong. We send special thanks to DeLane for helping with our wet gluten and starch damage challenges this year.


2021 YTD Activity at Wheat Marketing Center

Lab Tests
Entities Engaged
States & Countries Engaged


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