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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: January 24-30

An interesting week for WMC staff. In addition to ongoing analytical testing and research projects, FGIS will visit WMC to conduct the annual TCK validation of the 2021 test results. Also this week, the 2022 Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council is meeting in a virtual format with Bon, Jayne and Andrew in attendance. Bon will present end-product results for 22 new varieties being considered for market release; he made sponge cakes from seven soft white wheat samples, bread from 15 hard wheat samples, and Asian (raw) noodles with the HWW samples. Brent is developing schedules for the upcoming growers’ workshops from Oregon and Montana. Janice is working on annual funding proposals for several state wheat commissions. WMC’s eight state stakeholders provide about 75% of our operating budget each year. WE APPRECIATE OUR STATE PARTNERS! For a list, CLICK HERE.

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

Partner of the Month

 

This month we highlight the important work of the Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council (PNW WQC). First convened in Portland in 1995, the annual meeting brings together wheat breeders, cereal chemists, wheat producers, state wheat commissions, marketers, inspectors, processors, and users of wheat to discuss the quality of new wheat varieties being considered for release. PNW WQC ‘s mission statement is: “To enhance the quality of wheat produced in the Western States by promoting the development of superior cultivars.”

More than 20 domestic and international quality labs, including the Wheat Marketing Center, evaluate individual lines with a focus on end-product quality. The January meeting provides the opportunity to discuss their results and provide direct feedback to the individual breeders.

The council is also a forum to discuss breeding targets, research priorities and challenges facing the PNW wheat industry. In recent years, for example, a special workshop has been added to discuss falling number research efforts. Participants also tour local commercial facilities, including ports, export elevators and food production facilities. The opportunity for diverse industry players to come together in person and discuss issues of common interest will be deferred for another year. We all hope to be back together in 2023. In the meantime, we recognize and thank the many volunteers who help organize this meeting. The PNW’s success in maintaining (and improving) the region’s quality is due in no small part to the efforts of the Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council.

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2021 YTD Activity at Wheat Marketing Center

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Lab Tests
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Entities Engaged
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States & Countries Engaged

AS OF DECEMBER 2021

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