Use the tabs below to find links to MWBC partners and other online resources on Montana wheat, barley and agriculture.
  • Montana Grain Growers Association: MGGA is a commodity specific organization primarily representing the interests of wheat and barley growers. We use the contacts and experience gained over the past 60 years to affect the laws, regulations and rules that we farm by. We, along with the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Barley Growers Association, have become an influential commodity organization in our state and country. We use that influence to make things happen.
  • National Association of Wheat Growers: The National Association of Wheat Growers was founded more than 60 years ago by producers who wanted to work together for the common good of the industry. Today, NAWG works with its 22 affiliated state associations and many coalition partners on issues as diverse as federal farm policy, environmental regulation, the future commercialization of biotechnology in wheat and uniting the wheat industry around common goals.
  • National Barley Foods Council: The National Barley Foods Council (NBFC) is a not-for-profit 501(a) group based in Spokane, WA. The NBFC was established in 1989 to serve as an information clearinghouse for barley food issues and to promote awareness and usage of barley on behalf of the US barley industry.
  • National Barley Growers Association: The NBGA is a national barley advocacy organization formed in 1989 to advance the national and international interests of US barley producers in the six major barley-producing states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington.
  • U.S. Grains Council: The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability.
  • U.S. Wheat Associates: U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is the export market development organization for the U.S. wheat industry. USW promotes the reliability, quality and value of all six U.S. wheat classes to wheat buyers, millers, bakers, food processors and government officials in more than 100 countries around the world.
  • Wheat Foods Council: Health and nutrition professionals… educators… supermarket and retail dietitians…health-conscious consumers… media… chefs and cooks… These are among the audiences the Wheat Foods Council (WFC) reaches out to as part of its mission to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component of a healthful diet. Members of the WFC include grain producers, millers and bakers, baking suppliers, life science companies and cereal manufacturers. The Council develops sound educational and promotional nutrition programs that reach health and nutrition professionals, opinion leaders, media, and consumers.
  • Wheat Marketing Center: The Wheat Marketing Center is dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations of U.S. wheat farmers and worldwide consumers by conducting wheat utilization research projects and delivering dynamic educational programs in partnership with other international technical and educational organizations.
  • Montana MarketManager Online: If you're searching for ag market news and information developed specifically for Montana grain producers, look no further than Montana MarketManager Online. This leading website is the most customized and comprehensive ag pricing, news and education source available anywhere and access is free for all Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) members.
  • Montana Statistics from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS): USDA's NASS Montana Field Office, the fact finders for Montana Agriculture.
  • Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES): Montana's Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) has faculty and supporting staff conducting research and outreach programs addressing crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and environmental quality issues.
  • Montana Agricultural Research Centers: Seven off-campus research centers throughout the state address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state and provide the foundation upon which the research and teaching missions of Montana State University stay relevant to needs of agriculture in the state of Montana.
  • Montana State University Wheat Stem Sawfly Research: The Montana State University Wheat Stem Sawfly Project is dedicated to novel research that furthers the understanding of this important pest's biology and management. Current research projects include: chemical ecology, spatial ecology of the sawfly and associated parasitoids, host plant resistance, and wheat stem sawfly pathology. Note: Website currently unavailable as of August 3, 2016.
  • Montana Grain Growers Association: MGGA is a commodity specific organization primarily representing the interests of wheat and barley growers. We use the contacts and experience gained over the past 60 years to affect the laws, regulations and rules that we farm by. We, along with the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Barley Growers Association, have become an influential commodity organization in our state and country. We use that influence to make things happen.
  • Montana Organic Association: Since 2002, The Montana Organic Association has been the voice of Montana's organic community. MOA is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that provides education, information, support, assistance, promotion, and representation for organic producers, processors, handlers, retailers, consumers, researchers, agricultural service providers, and other interested parties. MOA believes that the organic movement is the one best hope for keeping small family farms viable while providing clean, nutritious, and safe food to the community; helping secure our food system by supporting farm diversity; and contributing to a healthier environment which helps protect our precious wildlife and natural resources.
  • North Dakota Grain Growers Association: The mission of the NDGGA is to serve North Dakota wheat and barley producers with education, leadership, information and representation to increase profitability and enhance value added opportunities.
  • Northern Crops Institute: Northern Crops Institute (NCI) started in 1979 as a collaborative effort among the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana to promote, develop, and market crops grown in this four state region. NCI is now an international meeting and learning center that unites customers, commodity traders, technical experts, and professors for discussion and education. Since 1983, over 133 nations have sent participants to NCI who are government representatives, private industry agriculture workers, or from other commodity utilization industries.
  • Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association: Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association (PNWGFA) is a non-profit organization which serves to organize, promote and serve the mutual needs of firms involved in the processing, handling and merchandising of grain, feed, and other agricultural commodities within the States of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
  • Plains Grains Inc.: Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI) is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry.
  • Washington Association of Wheat Growers: Education and outreach are the heart of WAWG activity, all of which is aimed at helping Washington wheat families. Since 1954, WAWG has been dedicated to the enrichment of the Washington wheat industry. WAWG is a nonprofit trade association that depends on volunteers for support – both activities and funding. WAWG activities are guided by members through grass-roots committees.
  • Washington Wheat Foundation: Some small grains have played an important role in the state of Washington since the first Northwest wheat crop was planted in 1825 at Fort Vancouver, Washington. The impact of wheat still touches each resident in Washington through production and in the millions of dollars it contributes to the state's economy each year. The Washington Wheat Foundation is driven to supporting the small grains industry in our state.
  • National Association of Wheat Growers: The National Association of Wheat Growers was founded more than 60 years ago by producers who wanted to work together for the common good of the industry. Today, NAWG works with its 22 affiliated state associations and many coalition partners on issues as diverse as federal farm policy, environmental regulation, the future commercialization of biotechnology in wheat and uniting the wheat industry around common goals.
  • National Barley Foods Council: The National Barley Foods Council (NBFC) is a not-for-profit 501(a) group based in Spokane, WA. The NBFC was established in 1989 to serve as an information clearinghouse for barley food issues and to promote awareness and usage of barley on behalf of the US barley industry.
  • National Barley Growers Association: The NBGA is a national barley advocacy organization formed in 1989 to advance the national and international interests of US barley producers in the six major barley-producing states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington.
  • North American Export Grain Association: A not-for-profit trade association, established in 1912, consisting of private and publicly owned companies and farmer-owned cooperatives involved in, and providing services to, the bulk grain and oilseed exporting industry.
  • North American Millers' Association: The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) represents millers of wheat, corn, oats and rye in the US and Canada. Our members take the raw grain and, through grinding and crushing, create flour and other products that are used to make such favorite foods as bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, and snack foods.
  • U.S. Grains Council: The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, grain sorghum and related products. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability.
  • U.S. Wheat Associates: U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is the export market development organization for the U.S. wheat industry. USW promotes the reliability, quality and value of all six U.S. wheat classes to wheat buyers, millers, bakers, food processors and government officials in more than 100 countries around the world.
  • United States Durum Growers Association: USDGA provides a voice for durum producers on agricultural policy and the durum industry, while striving to keep producers informed about the latest technology in durum production.
  • Wheat Foods Council: Health and nutrition professionals… educators… supermarket and retail dietitians…health-conscious consumers… media… chefs and cooks… These are among the audiences the Wheat Foods Council (WFC) reaches out to as part of its mission to help increase awareness of dietary grains as an essential component of a healthful diet. Members of the WFC include grain producers, millers and bakers, baking suppliers, life science companies and cereal manufacturers. The Council develops sound educational and promotional nutrition programs that reach health and nutrition professionals, opinion leaders, media, and consumers.
  • Wheat Marketing Center: The Wheat Marketing Center is dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations of U.S. wheat farmers and worldwide consumers by conducting wheat utilization research projects and delivering dynamic educational programs in partnership with other international technical and educational organizations.
  • Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council: The Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council utilizes grower check-off funds to aid in marketing for wheat and barley, to participate in research projects and other programs to assist in reducing freshwater consumption, to develop new grain varieties and to improve grain production, harvesting and handling methods. The Council is made up of seven Arizona grain producers appointed by the Governor.
  • Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board: The Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board was established in 1985 to improve the profitability of growing wheat in Arkansas by conducting a program of research, extension, and market development. The Board allocates funds collected by a producer approved check-off of one cent per bushel of all wheat grown for market in Arkansas.
  • California Wheat Commission: Wheat growers voted to establish the California Wheat Commission in 1983, expressly to support research that improves California wheat quality and marketability, and to develop and maintain domestic and international markets for California wheat. The Commission, operating under the California Food and Agriculture Code, is funded by wheat growers and is guided by a board which includes nine wheat producers, two handlers, two at-large members, and one public member -- each with alternates . California growers planted ~500,000 acres of wheat with a farm value of approximately $128 million for grain produced in 2014.
  • Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee: The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) is the research and promotion organization representing the state’s wheat producers. Our mission is to increase the consumption and utilization of Colorado wheat through education, research and promotion programs funded by the producer-approved assessment of two cents per bushel. Our goals are to ensure a best-in-class wheat research program at Colorado State University (CSU) to provide Colorado growers with the best varieties designed specifically for local conditions, and to increase the demand and marketability of Colorado wheat to ensure the long-term viability of Colorado wheat growers.
  • Idaho Barley Commission: The state of Idaho is divided into three barley regions. A barley producer from each region is appointed by the Governor to serve a three-year term (limited to two terms) on the Idaho Barley Commission. The commissioners not only represent their districts but the state of Idaho through national organizations such as: US Grains Council, National Barley Growers Association, and the National Barley Foods Council. An industry representative also serves on the board bringing to the commission experience and insight from the malting industry.
  • Idaho Wheat Commission: The Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) is a not-for-profit, quasi-state agency established in 1959 by the Idaho Grain Growers Association. The IWC was created to help maximize profitability for Idaho wheat producers by investing funds in market development, research, and information and education.
  • Kansas Wheat Commission: The Kansas Wheat Commission is a grower-funded, grower-governed advocacy organization working to secure the future of Kansas wheat in the global market through international trade, research, export system studies and continually improved varieties of wheat. Its mission is to increase wheat producer productivity and profitability through research, education and domestic and international market development. The KWC is funded by a voluntary, two cent assessment on each bushel of wheat produced in Kansas.
  • Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council: Checkoff dollars fund the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC). The MWRPC directs those funds to develop new wheat varieties, improve production, find new uses and help promote wheat exports and domestic uses of wheat.
  • Nebraska Wheat Board: The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) was formed in 1955 after the Nebraska Wheat Resources Act was passed. All NWB policies are established by a seven-member board of directors. The board of directors is composed of wheat producers from Nebraska who are appointed by the Governor. In addition to the board, an executive director and a public information officer serve as full-time employees, with a three-quarter staff assistant.
  • North Dakota Wheat Commission: Works to sustain and expand use of wheat grown by North Dakota farmers by creating worldwide market opportunities through efforts including opening overseas markets, reinforcing consumption of grain foods, developing new wheat varieties and influencing international import and export policies. Wheat producers fund these programs with a checkoff of a penny and a half on each bushel sold.
  • DTN Futures and Market News Feed from the North Dakota Wheat Commission
  • Oklahoma Wheat Commission: In 1965, the Oklahoma Wheat Resources Act established the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, and with it a framework for Oklahoma wheat producers to invest in the promotion of their product, Hard Red Winter wheat.
  • Oregon Wheat Commission: The Oregon Wheat Commission is a producer funded and governed check-off program. Our mission is to improve the profitability of Oregon Wheat Growers through Marketing, Research and Grower Education programs. The OWC is composed of five producer commissioners, one public member and two handlers from the various growing regions of the state. Our responsibility is to allocate assessment funds to specific programs designed to find solutions to immediate and long term issues faced by the wheat producers of Oregon.
  • Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission: The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is a producer-led organization established to build a platform for growth in the province's wheat industry. Check-off dollars administered by Sask Wheat will go toward research, market development and promotion initiatives that will lead to improved wheat varieties, grow their marketability and provide higher value to producers.
  • South Dakota Wheat Commission: The South Dakota Wheat Commission was established pursuant to the enabling legislation known as the South Dakota Wheat Resources Act passed in 1961. The Act declared it to be the public policy of the state of South Dakota to protect and foster the health, prosperity and general welfare of its people by protecting and stabilizing the wheat industry and the economy of the areas producing wheat.
  • Texas Wheat Producers Board: The Texas Wheat Producers Board, established in 1971, was developed to provide support and funding for wheat research, education and market development.
  • Washington Grain Commission: 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.
  • Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission: The Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission goals are to develop and maintain wheat markets in the national and global marketing of wheat while partnering with the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and US Wheat.
  • CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT): Part of an international, collaborative effort to raise the productivity of wheat farming systems, address the global threat of stem rust disease and help wheat farmers in developing countries grow their crops in hotter conditions with less water and less fertilizer.
  • Colorado Wheat Research Foundation: The Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) serves as an important link in the Colorado Wheat Cultivar Program. The foundation works hand in hand with Colorado State University (CSU) to help develop and distribute new wheat varieties.
  • Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research: Ensuring food security of India by enhancing the productivity and profitability of wheat and barley on an ecological and economically sustainable basis.
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT): The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the world’s premier center for research, development, and training in maize and wheat and in farming systems for those two essential food crops. From its headquarters in Mexico and offices throughout the developing world, the center works with partners worldwide to reduce poverty and hunger by sustainably increasing the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems.
  • International Wheat Yield Partnership: In 2011, agriculture ministers from the G20 nations committed to developing an international initiative to coordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, breeding and agronomy.
  • Journal of Wheat Research: The Journal of Wheat Research (JWR) serves as an official organ of Society for Advancement of Wheat Research (SAWR) for the Publication of reviews, research papers, short communications on wheat and barley as per Article 14.1 of the constitution and by laws of the society. The Journal is sent free to its members.
  • Minnesota Wheat Research Review: Research projects reported in the Minnesota Wheat Research Review are fully or partially funded by the Minnesota Wheat Checkoff. For more information, contact the Small Grains Research and Communications Committee. The research presented here was conducted at the University of Minnesota by University of Minnesota faculty.
  • Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES): Montana's Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) has faculty and supporting staff conducting research and outreach programs addressing crop and animal production methods, market growth opportunities, pest management and environmental quality issues.
  • Montana Agricultural Research Centers: Seven off-campus research centers throughout the state address production challenges in the diverse agro-ecosystems of the state and provide the foundation upon which the research and teaching missions of Montana State University stay relevant to needs of agriculture in the state of Montana.
  • Montana State University Wheat Stem Sawfly Research: The Montana State University Wheat Stem Sawfly Project is dedicated to novel research that furthers the understanding of this important pest's biology and management. Current research projects include: chemical ecology, spatial ecology of the sawfly and associated parasitoids, host plant resistance, and wheat stem sawfly pathology.
  • National Association of Wheat Growers Research in Focus
  • National Wheat Foundation: The National Wheat Foundation’s mission is to purposefully advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
  • Nebraska Research on Wheat: From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Oregon State University Wheat Research: With the leading wheat varieties in Oregon and Washington, OSU’s Wheat Breeding Program has a long standing reputation for success. Each year, OSU tests more than 40,000 genetically distinct lines specifically for the Pacific Northwest.
  • Wheat Genetics, Quality, Physiology and Disease Research Unit USDA: Develop wheat germplasm with an emphasis on club wheats, which maximizes economic returns by, a) increased nutrient efficiency, b) exploitation of resistance to diseases, c) increased winter hardiness, d) versatile and superior end-product use, e) specific adaption to agricultural systems that conserve soil, water, and energy. Identify key wheat properties desired in foreign and domestic wheat food products.
  • Wheat Initiative: Created in 2011 following endorsement from the G20 Agriculture Ministries, the Wheat Initiative provides a framework to establish strategic research and organization priorities for wheat research at the international level in both developed and developing countries. The Wheat Initiative fosters communication between the research community, funders and global policy makers, and aims at securing efficient and long-term investments to meet wheat research and development goals. It also initiates and supports activities in order to enhance communication and increase access of all to information, resources and technologies.
  • Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research USDA: The mission of Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research is to 1) develop cereal crop germplasm with inherent protection against insects and environmental growth stresses by using genetic techniques; 2) define biological and cultural control methods, life histories, genetics, biochemical interactions, and economic importance and develop improved agroecosystem management systems; 3) develop basic peanut germplasm for use in breeding programs to improve peanut cultivars in Southwest peanut-growing areas, with emphasis on host resistance to disease, environmental stress, and nutritional qualities; and 4) develop basic knowledge of mechanisms that convey resistance in peanut to diseases and environmental stress.
  • Agriculture.com: General agriculture news focused on marketing.
  • Agrimoney.com: Agrimoney.com is investors' link to the food chain. The increasing numbers of mouths to feed, the demand for ever-more sophisticated diets, and the potential for turning food into fuel has turned the growing business into big business. Agriculture, to which financial markets owe a debt of history, is back at the forefront of investment thinking.
  • AgWeb Wheat News: Compiled news and market information about the wheat industry.
  • American Ag Radio Network: The American Ag Network is dedicated to telling the story of agriculture, from keeping producers informed about what’s happening in their industry to educating consumers about the intricate journey from the field to the dinner table.
  • Brownfield Ag News for America: General ag and market news focused on the midwest.
  • The Crop Site - Barley: Global crop industry news.
  • The Crop Site - Wheat
  • DTN - The Progressive Farmer: Ag news stories, futures, and more.
  • E-Malt.com: Maltsters, Brewers and malting barley Suppliers can get in touch with latest industry-related news, trends and analysis.
  • Farm Futures: Focused on market and futures news.
  • Farms.com Wheat News: Compiled news and market information about the wheat industry.
  • Montana MarketManager Online: If you're searching for ag market news and information developed specifically for Montana grain producers, look no further than Montana MarketManager Online. This website is a customized and comprehensive ag pricing, news and education source. Access is by paid subscription, and access is free for all Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) members.
  • Northern Ag Network: The Northern Ag Network provides hourly radio farm news and market reports, weather programs and special features. In addition, the Northern Ag Network produces two daily Ag Television programs, one in early morning and one at noon, which are seen on eight of Montana's premier television stations.
  • The Public Ledger - Barley: The Public Ledger is the a complete business intelligence service for agricultural commodities trading, providing news, analysis, and data for over 700 agricultural commodities, including grains, oils & oilseeds, feeds and softs.
  • The Public Ledger - Wheat
  • USDA AgResearch Magazine: The magazine/e-zine of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News: For 100 years, AMS has provided free, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the marketing and distribution of farm commodities. Each year, Market News issues thousands of reports providing the industry with key wholesale, retail, and shipping data. The reports give farmers, producers, and other agricultural businesses the information they need to evaluate market conditions, identify trends, make purchasing decisions, monitor price patterns, evaluate transportation equipment needs, and accurately assess movement.
  • USDA Newsroom: The latest news releases from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin: Weekly updates from USDA and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service (NWS).
  • USDA Weekly International Weather and Crop Summary: Weekly updates from USDA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on international weather and agriculture.