Research comprises 24 percent of the total 2023-2024 WGC budget.

Scientists specializing in plant breeding and new variety development at Washington State University and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are the main focus for a large share of the WGC research funding.

Variety development funds include the evaluation of new public and private wheat varieties for quality and yield.

Barley breeding and evaluation are also found under the research category, as well as research to combat diseases and pests, control weeds, and improve soil health.

Washington Grain Commission Research Funding Percentage 2023/2024

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