The Western Pulse Growers' Association (WPGA) was established in 1965 by a small group of farmers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho - an area known as the Palouse - to address the needs they saw in the dry pea, lentil and chickpea industry for market development, research and educational programming. That small group of farmers who originally formed the WPGA has grown to more than 500 members today represented by a 22-person board.
Benefits of membership with the WPLGA include:
- Pulse Pipeline Newsletter - weekly publication with markets, current issues and research
- Statistical Reports - production, planted and harvested acreage, exports and stocks-on-hand
- P.L. 480 Announcements
- Web - access to members-only portion of the website: www.usapulses.org/member
- Research - improved varieties, disease resistance, crop protection, etc.
- Representation in Washington D.C. on key issues (Farm Bill programs, pulse crop revenue insurance, market expansion, etc.)
- Market Development - programming and funding to develop and expand national and international markets
Become a WPGA member ($75 dues annually) - call the office today!