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 ($0.0034) to USW.
In return, USW 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)
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 a 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 holds two joint board meetings annually.