Wheat Quality Council's Goals
The goal of the Wheat Quality Council is to
improve the value of all U.S. wheat classes for producers, millers, and
processors of wheat.
A. To advocate the development of cultivars
which enhance end use quality of wheats for all U.S. wheat classes.
Provide forums for breeders, producers, and industry members to discuss
desired characteristics and evaluation of wheat. Provide recognition of
those making positive contributions to these wheat developments.
B. To communicate industry needs and the
importance of meeting end-user needs to breeders, producers, traders of
wheat, and all U.S. wheat organizations (all segments of the wheat
industry). This will be accomplished by providing forums at all official
Wheat Quality Council functions, keeping the website current, and by
providing newsletters/information to all segments.
C. To encourage broad participation by all
members of the wheat industry by having a diverse membership of at least
50% of potential members in each membership category.
D. To offer advice to and support for State
Wheat Quality Labs and USDA-ARS Wheat Quality Labs.
E. The Council will operate within a
The Wheat Quality Council is an old organization with a new, much-broader
focus. Founded in 1938 , it has a long and distinguished history of evaluating wheat for
milling and end-use quality.
In 1993-1994, the Spring Wheat and Soft Wheat groups were merged under the Council
umbrella - a new Wheat Quality Council was born.
The Council is now
testing the milling and end-use qualities of
Hard Winter, Hard Spring , Durum and Soft Wheats - nationwide.
The merger has broadened influence, reduced costs, improved communication and
encouraged broader industry support.
The Wheat Quality Council
can impact the future quality of wheat flour and
flour based products in this country.
Your membership contribution would be a wise investment if the quality of
wheat has any influence on your business.
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An extremely important part of the Wheat Quality Council effort is
represented by our uniform grow out program.
The Wheat Quality Council sponsors programs where different
varieties of wheat are grown side by side in locations throughout the various wheat
production areas. The harvested wheats are evaluated for milling qualities
and the resulting flours are tested for end-use quality by cooperating
bakers. The results of these tests are then published and sent to all
These tests allow breeders to make
adjustments in their potential varieties. They also allow millers and
bakers to become cognizant of the milling and baking characteristics of
the different future varieties. These tests also provide information
about how each variety's processing performance can be influenced by
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