IWC History

Founding of the Idaho Wheat Commission

Idaho Legislature approves the formation of the Idaho Wheat Commission With the signature of Governor Robert E. Smylie, the Idaho Wheat Commission was formed

1959

Idaho Wheat Commission Formation

With the signature of Governor Robert E. Smylie, the Idaho Wheat Commission was formed.

1959

Western Wheat Associates Formation

Western Wheat Associates, now U.S. Wheat Associates, is formed with Idahoan Chuck Gabby as president.

1959

Harold West receives Distinguished Service Award

1968

The Cottage Indemnity Fund is established.

1989

The Seed Indemnity Fund is established

2002

Downtown Office Acquisition

Idaho Wheat Commission buys building located at 821 W State Street in Boise.

2003

Master Research Agreement

Idaho Wheat Commission signs Master Research Agreement with University of Idaho.

2011

Wheat Assessment Increase

Legislature increases wheat assessment from 2 cents to 5 cents.

2012

Research Endowment

Idaho Wheat joins with Limagrain to invest in a new research endowment at University of Idaho in Aberdeen.

2012

Cereal Agronomics Investment

Idaho Wheat investment in “Potlatch Joe” Anderson Cereal Agronomics Professorship at University of Idaho.

2016

Wheat Breeding Investment

Idaho Wheat investment in D. Blaine Jacobson Wheat Breeding Professorship at University of Idaho.

2016

Risk Management Investment

Idaho Wheat investment in the Endowed Chair of Risk Management at University of Idaho.

2018