Key Programs and Services

The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) is one of the technical crossroads of the international wheat industry, providing technical training and grower workshops, innovative research, product development, and crop quality testing services. WMC focuses on promoting U.S. wheat by demonstrating its quality and functionality in Asian noodles, crackers and biscuits, tortillas and flatbread, and other baked products. Pilot scale production lines (pictured above), state-of-the-art quality testing equipment, and rich technical expertise provide great value to our state wheat commission partners, wheat industry stakeholders, and millers and food manufacturers around the world.

This Week: June 27-July 3

This week we welcome a team of Korean bakery professionals for the Bakery Product Development Short Course, sponsored by US Wheat Associates. The team will be working with our technical staff on flour blends and production techniques for sponge cake, steam bread, pan bread, and hamburger buns.  While here, the team will have an opportunity to tour two Portland baking icons – Grand Central Bakery and Dave’s Killer Breads – and experience the widely acclaimed pies of Apizza Scholls.  We also bid farewell to Janice Cooper as she departs as Managing Director for Wheat Marketing Center. Her passion and dedication to our mission and the growers we serve is an inspiration and a legacy we will honor.  Thank you, Janice.

Wheat Innovation Lab Videos

Tortilla Line (coming soon)

Learn more about the pilot production lines in the Wheat Innovation Lab by clicking here.

Learn more about the pilot production lines in the Wheat Innovation Lab by clicking here.

Learn more about the pilot production lines in the Wheat Innovation Lab by clicking here.

BAKERin: Measuring Flour Quality with the Alveolab

The alveolab is a tool that measures the tenacity, extensibility, elasticity, and baking strength of flour and dough. Dr. Lin Carson and Dr. Jayne Bock explore its capabilities and usage tips in this video.

News and Updates

Partner Spotlight: U.S. Wheat Associates

In June we take the opportunity to recognize our close partnership with U. S. Wheat Associates (USW). USW is the export market development company for U.S. wheat growers, promoting the quality and value of U.S. grown wheat to millers, bakers, and food processors in over 100 countries around the world. Wheat Marketing Center supports the work of USW, conducting research projects and hosting international teams for educational courses and product development.

Our technical team has been engaged with several USW sponsored research projects including a comparison of Japanese sponge cake methodologies, a study of hard wheat blends in baguettes and instant noodles, and development of an improved rapid visco analyzer (RVA) method for predicting cake flour quality. We are proud to partner with USW in hosting two groups from Korea this month for short courses focused on noodle and bakery product development.

The USW summer board meeting is held in Bend, OR this month. WMC board member Darren Padgett is being honored as he completes his term as USW Associates board chair. Wheat Marketing Center’s ties to USW are varied, and we are proud to support their work promoting the high value of American grown wheat.


2022 YTD Activity at Wheat Marketing Center

Lab Tests
Entities Engaged
States & Countries Engaged


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