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Useful Links

U.S. and National Resources

Wheat Quality Council
Encourages the development and production of new wheat varieties that meet the functional and nutritional needs of food processors.

Wheat Foods Council
Works to increase domestic consumption of wheat foods by increasing awareness of grain foods as an essential component to a healthy diet.

USDA Grain Inspection -- Federal Grain Inspection Service
Certifies that grain produced in the U.S. meets the official U.S. Standards for Grain.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Serves as a basic resource of information to the U.S. agriculture industry for foreign countries.

US Wheat Associates
U.S. Wheat Associates, the industry's export market development organization, supplies training and information to customers in over 100 countries, supporting the use of all U.S. wheat classes.

USW activities are a cooperative effort between wheat growers and the federal government. Federal programs, including the Foreign Market Development program and the Market Access Program, account for about 72% of USW revenues. Producer check-off funds forwarded to USW through the state wheat commissions, including regular state assessments and state-funded special projects, provide 28% of activity funding.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deals with all services related to agriculture in the U.S.

North American Grain Export Association
Represents major grain exporting companies in the United States.

National Pasta Association
Trade association for the U.S. pasta industry.

National Association of Wheat Growers
Serves as a voice for wheat growers on Capitol Hill and within Congress on issues pertaining to farm programs, as well as environmental and food safety regulations.

National Agricultural Statistics Service
Conducts hundreds of surveys covering virtually every facet of U.S. agriculture.


North Dakota and Regional

US Durum Growers Association
Works to secure identity recognition for durum.

Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Provides research, service and education pertaining to transportation issues.

Northern Crops Institute
A collaborative effort between commodity organizations, state legislatures and others in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota to support the promotion and market development of crops grown in this four-state region.

North Dakota Grain Growers Association
Works to affect policy on state, federal and global levels that helps wheat and barley growers succeed in growing and adding value to their products.

North Dakota Grain Dealers Association
Represent the interests of North Dakota's 430 country elevators.

North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service
Collects data on North Dakota agriculture.

NDSU Extension Service
North Dakota's extension service.

NDSU Department of Cereal Science
Conducts annual hard red spring and durum wheat quality surveys covering North Dakota as well as portions of Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota.

NDSU Agricultural Experiment Station
Conducts experiments and studies on agricultural products.

Dakota Growers Pasta Company
Pasta company owned by 1,095 durum wheat farmers from North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.



Custom Harvesters
Producers can post crops to be harvested and harvesters can post open dates in their schedule.

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