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We work for our growers!

The League was formed in February of 1926 in the town of Moro. Founding of the League coincided with an economic conference organized by the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) Extension Service to deal with the effects of a severe crop freeze in 1924. The League was the first commodity organization formed in the United States for wheat, and as such holds a unique position in the annals of agricultural history.

Now, over 90 years after Oregon wheat producers first came together to work for the common interest, OWGL remains hard at work promoting wheat interests and providing a means for wheat growers to work together. From advocacy work in Salem to providing key input on federal farm legislation, the voice of Oregon grain producers is being heard through the efforts of their Oregon Wheat Growers League.

OWGL continues this fine tradition of grass roots advocacy and public education today.


Mike Thorne representing the Oregon Wheat Industry at the gala in 2019. 
The gala recognizes the significant contributions that Oregon’s trade-sector companies make to the Northwest’s economic vitality and quality of life. International business awards are presented in several categories, and the Oregon Consular Corps selects an additional organization or individual for special distinction.

Oregon’s businesses are leveraging the strengths of the region’s trade-based economy and expanding their markets around the globe. Celebrate Trade shines the spotlight on their accomplishments, with special recognition for several of them, and inspires others to step into the lucrative global marketplace.

• International trade supports more than 505,700 Oregon jobs.
• $28 billion of goods were exported from Oregon in 2019.
• Oregon exports represent 12% of the state’s GDP over the past decade.
• 1 in 5 manufacturing jobs in Oregon are export related.
• Oregon trades with nearly 150 countries around the world.

Oregon Wheat Industry was awarded the 2019 Trade Award
The Oregon Consular Corps (OCC) is an organization of career and honorary consular officials who serve or have served as representatives of foreign nations and jurisdictions in Oregon and in the Pacific Northwest.

Current OWGL Membership Documents

Annually we update our documents to keep our organization current. If you would like more information or are not finding what you need, please contact us.



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