Research remains the priority at the Washington Grain Commission with 37.1 percent of the budget devoted to breeding, varietal testing as well as the scientific  investigation of all manner of agronomic and quality challenges faced by farmers in Eastern Washington. In the 2018/2019 budget, 24 research line items came up to $2,356,000. The largest outlay, $257,000, is earmarked for soft white winter breeding. Spring wheat breeding is in second place at $189,000.


Washington State University Extension provides a comprehensive and well-organized approach to disseminate dryland cropping systems information to eastern Washington farmers and allied agriculture industries. WSU Small Grains