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OWC offices have implemented limited contact policy as of March 23. The OWC office is operating remotely in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The health of our families, employees, customers, vendors and partners remains as important as ever and we recognize the danger that COVID-19 poses for vulnerable individuals. Non-essential in-person meetings have been moved to phone conferencing or postponed.

Our staff is committed to serving our industry, which does not have the option for closing down. We are available by email and cell phone and continuing to operate remotely.

Request for Research Pre-Proposals

The Oregon Wheat Commission (OWC) is currently accepting wheat and barley research pre-proposals for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Please distribute this announcement to any researchers who may be interested in submitting a proposal.

Pre-proposals MUST be submitted to the OWC by December 21, 2020.

Pre-proposals must be no longer than one page in length, clearly explain the objective, the expected grower benefit and the project cost with requested funding amount.

Pre-proposals must be submitted electronically at tsimpson@oregonwheat.org.

The Commission will provide feedback on the pre-proposals as soon as possible.


  • Pre-proposal deadline: December 21, 2020
  • OWC staff review of proposals: December-January 2021
  • Full proposal invitation: January 2021
  • Anticipated Commission review of full proposals: February 20-21, 2021
  • Anticipated Commission decision on proposals: By May, 2021
  • Contracts Executed: June 2021
  • Project Execution: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022


Contact the Commission office with any questions or concerns at 503-467-2161.

Pre-Proposal Form

Audit Services

Notice is hereby given that the OWC requests proposals for audit services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

Proposals due by 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on December 31, 2020.

The auditing services performed by the CPA shall allow the firm to express an opinion on: (a) whether the financial statements of OWC present fairly the financial position and financial results of financial operations in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); and (b) whether OWC has complied with laws and regulations that may have a material effect on the audited financial statements. The audit will include the Risk Assessment Standards, which are required by Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

The audit contract may start as soon after the contract document is executed as is agreeable with both parties. The written audit report shall be completed and delivered within a reasonable time, but not later than June 30, 2021.

Qualifications and submission requirements can be found at http://bit.ly/OWCAudit2020.

All proposals must be submitted to Oregon Wheat Commission, Attn: Tana Simpson, Associate Administrator, 1200 NW Naito Parkway, #370, Portland, OR 97209.For further information or questions contact Tana Simpson, (503) 467-2161.

OWC reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and has the right, in its sole discretion.

Audit Request for Proposals

Upcoming Meetings - Open to Public


The Oregon Wheat Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on December 4, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm via Video Conference/ Conference. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Oregon Wheat Commission office forty-eight (48) hours in advance at (503) 467-2161.

Join online at https://bit.ly/38xuUur
Conference Call: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 872 4387 0155
Passcode: 417343

2020 Research Progress Reports

Oregon Variety Profiles

Variety Profiles

2020 Preferred Varieties

The 2020 Washington, Oregon and North Idaho Preferred Wheat Varieties brochure is produced by the PNW wheat commissions in an effort to provide quality data on varieties grown in the region.

Varieties are ranked statistically by quality groupings within each class based on end-use quality from grain, milling and product quality testing. Quality scores reflect a minimum of three years’ data in the genotype and environment (G&E) study conducted by the USDA/ARS Western Wheat Quality Lab (WWQL) in Pullman, WA.

The brochure represents the collaborative efforts of the WWQL, the Washington State University (WSU) Wheat Quality Lab, the Oregon State University Cereal Quality Lab and the University of Idaho Wheat Quality Lab, along with the university cereal grains extension trial programs of the three states. Growers are encouraged to consult the Washington State Crop Improvement Association (WSCIA) Seed Buying Guide and the various university variety testing programs for details on agronomic characteristics for varieties.

Varieties are listed by statistical quality

Varieties are listed by statistical quality rankings by class. When making a decision between varieties with similar agronomic characteristics and grain yield potential, choose the variety with the higher quality ranking. This will help to increase the overall quality and desirability of Pacific Northwest (PNW) wheat.

Most Desirable (MD)—These varieties generally have high test weights, appropriate protein content (kernel properties), and excellent milling and end-use properties.

Desirable (D)—The kernel, milling, and end-use qualities of these varieties range from good to very good. The quality attributes of these varieties are desirable in international trade.

Acceptable (A)—The kernel, milling, and end-use qualities of these varieties range from acceptable to good. Individual varieties may possess minor flaws. The quality attributes of these varieties are acceptable in international trade.

Least Desirable (LD)—These varieties have displayed low quality characteristics for this class of wheat. The intrinsic quality of PNW wheat will be improved if these varieties are not planted.

Unacceptable Except Customer-Specific Uses (UCS)— One or more critical flaws in quality are present in these varieties and will not make suitable products for this class of wheat. Production of these varieties should be targeted to specific end-uses and kept strictly segregated from general commercial channels.

These rankings are based on the results of the Genotype and Environment Study (G&E) quality testing conducted by the USDA Western Wheat Quality Laboratory, the Washington State University Wheat Quality Program, the University of Idaho Wheat Quality Laboratory, and the Oregon State University Cereal Quality Laboratory, including relevant breeding nurseries. End-use quality determinations were based on results from grain, milling and product quality tests. The quality scores presented here reflect a minimum of three years’ data in the G&E study, using a reference variety for each class. The scores are reviewed yearly as new data becomes available, and are subject to change. Varieties not listed have not been tested or have less than three years of data.
For complete results, please visit the website.

2020 Preferred Variety Brochure

Contact Us

OWC is located in the Albers Mill building at:

1200 NW Naito Parkway, Ste. 370
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503.467.2161

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