|Wheat was Washington's third largest crop in 2017 according to the USDA.|
Proactive about meeting the challenges
Wheat farmers work in a challenging environment where issues such as weather, pests, disease, conservation, marketability and politics demand proactive attention.
At a recent awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon, WSDA Director Derek Sandison commended the Grain Commission, wheat farmers and the industry for supporting the research, marketing and education needed to address these challenges.
“I applaud the wheat industry and their partners for their dedication to ensure farming continues to be sustainable in our region,” Sandison said in a letter to the commission. “Through the continuous efforts of the staff, commissioners, growers and partners, I am certain that the wheat industry will have a positive effect on the State of Washington for many years to come.”
Exceptional Service to Agriculture
WSDA awards the Director’s Citation to highlight exceptional supporters of our state's farming, ranching and food producing community.
|WSDA Director Derek Sandison presents Washington State|
Grain Commission Chairman Gary Bailey the Director's
Citation award. (Photo courtesy Washington Association
“Since 1958, the Washington Wheat Commission, now the Washington Grain Commission, has been steadfast in their aim to support the success and profitability of the more than 3,000 wheat farmers in our state,” he said.
For more information about the Washington State Grain Commission visit their website.