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.

WMC Courses & Registration

  1. WMC Fall Board Meeting

    October 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Washington Grower’s Workshop

    December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Videos & Podcasts

BAKED in Science S2E32: What’s the Most Important Aspect of Flour?

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Lab Equipment Videos


Texture Analyzer


Tandoori Oven

Buhler Mill

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News and Updates

> It Takes Some PhDs to Bake a Cake

Enjoy this recent article on Dr. Jayne Bock, PhD & Dr. Lingzhu Deng

> Access the 2019 Weekly Crop Quality Reports

> Download the 2018-19 WMC Annual Report

This Week at WMC: October 14th

This week we continue to tie up the last CQ details, including final proof of the soft white wheat quality report and processing of October samples (the samples arriving after the cutoff for primary reporting.) Bon and his team will bake sponge cakes for the export cargo project. Visiting Scholar Yu-Ching Huang and our partners FIC and BAKERpedia are also conducting  projects in the bake lab this week. The Finance and Audit Committee gathers on Thursday to review the draft audit report in advance of the WMC board meeting on October 30.

Partner of the Month: October 2019

As the annual crop quality project draws to a close, we recognize the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) for providing critical testing services for this important project and for its broader role in grading and certifying wheat exports. The Portland Office is located downstairs from WMC, making it very convenient to deliver samples for testing. We thank the staff for their cooperation and responsiveness during this busy season and for their availability to brief many of the international customers and wheat farmers who visit WMC each year. We look forward to meeting Mr. Arthur Neal, the new Deputy Administrator, later this month.


2019 YTD Activity at Wheat Marketing Center

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