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 at WMC: July 13th

This week the USW Board will meet using a hybrid format. Officers will gather in one location and other participants will join remotely. Partner organization Wheat Foods Council is also holding a virtual meeting this week. Originally, both meetings were scheduled in Cincinnati. Also this week, the Title Holding Co. Board will confer on building issues and all staff are busy with lab testing and CQ preparation.

Find out who is represented on the WMC Board.

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WMC Board of Directors

The Wheat Marketing Center Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from eight wheat commissions (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Oklahoma), Port of Portland, and five wheat-related industries. Learn more. 

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About the Team

Wheat Marketing Center’s highly trained staff have diverse expertise in the areas of food, cereal, biochemistry, and technical sciences, plus business development, marketing, and trade policy. Meet the WMC team.

How to conduct research with the Wheat Marketing Center.

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About research services

The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) frequently engages with customers across a wide range of public and proprietary research activities. If you have a research project you want to be considered, learn more about our research services and how to submit it.

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Tandoori Oven

Buhler Mill

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Partners of the Month: July 2020

This month we recognize the WMC Board of Directors for their support, especially during the last three months. As the staff found new ways to accomplish our work, coming into the office as needed for quality testing or research, board members stepped up to help fill the gaps. State wheat commissions provided consistent funding, the HR and Finance Committees carried out their important functions, the Title Holding Co. board wrestled with building issues, and all members responded when called upon for help. We give special recognition to John Akre for signing checks every other week and to Bill Flory and Ron Williams for participating in virtual staff meetings.


2020 YTD Activity at Wheat Marketing Center

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Course Participants
Countries Engaged