U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is supported by a highly successful partnership that includes 17 state wheat commissions.
Wheat producers contribute a portion of their wheat sales (either by bushel or by production value) to their state wheat commission, called a checkoff. On average, U.S. wheat farmers contribute about one third of a penny per bushel ($0.0032) to USW.
In return, USW’s works closely with its state wheat commission members to carry out its mission “to develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and its value for their customers.”
Arizona Grain Research & Promotion Council (AGRPC)
California Wheat Commission (CWC)
Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC)
Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC)
Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC)
Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB)
Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council (MWRPC)
Montana Wheat & Barley Committee (MW&BC)
Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB)
North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC)
Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP)
Oklahoma Wheat Commission (OWC)
Oregon Wheat Commission (OWC)
1200 Northwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97209-2800
Tel: (503) 467-2161
South Dakota Wheat Commission (SDWC)
Texas Wheat Producers Board (TWPB)
Washington Grain Commission (WGC)
Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission (WYWMC)
U.S. Wheat Grower Associations
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is the primary representative in Washington D.C. for wheat farmers, with a mission “to mobilize U.S. wheat farmers to advocate for beneficial policies, cultivate productive relationship with partners and the public, and champion opportunities through research, innovation, education and stewardship.” USW works closely with this sister organization on trade policy issues affecting U.S. wheat farmers’ ability to export their wheat, and hold two joint board meetings annually.
NAWG works with 21 state wheat grower association members to benefit the U.S. wheat industry on the state and national levels.