Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

The Washington Grain Commission (WGC), effective July 27, 2009, was created through state legislation by merging the Washington Wheat Commission (WWC) and the Washington Barley Commission (WBC). The WWC and WBC were originally created by producers in 1958 and 1985, respectively, to fund industry self-help programs through assessments on each bushel of wheat and barley sold.

The annual assessment on wheat in Washington is three-quarters of one percent of the net receipts at the first point of sale. The annual assessment on barley in Washington is one percent of the net receipts at the first point of sale. The money collected by the assessments are used to fund the WGC activities and programs.

The Washington Grain Commission is a self-governing agency of the State of Washington. The WGC enhances the profitability of Washington wheat and barley growers and meets ever-increasing market demands by:

Strengthen existing markets and develop new markets for PNW small grains
Encourage and support research to optimize grower, buyer and end user benefits
Promote and provide education