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.
The IWC collects a tax, or check-off, of every bushel of wheat sold in the state. Growers are currently assessed $.035/bushel. Those dollars are reinvested in a variety of programs which include: research projects which help develop wheat varieties with increased yields and disease packages; overseas markets; and educational workshops and seminars.
Wheat plays an important role in Idaho’s economy. Wheat production creates jobs and income, not only in the production process, but also in transportation, storage, milling and input supply industries. Wheat production generates over $24 million in indirect taxes and contributes over 8,500 jobs.
The IWC is working to maintain a healthy and vibrant wheat industry to ensure the broad demand for Idaho wheat both domestically and internationally.