Claudia Carter, right, the California Wheat Commission's new laboratory director, demonstrates a Durum wheat mill for Japanese flour millers in the CWC laboratory in Woodland.
Pasta samples on display for the Japanese flour millers at the California Wheat Commission headquarters.
Dan Metzer, Jr., left, explains operations at the Farmers Grain Elevator in Yolo with the Japanese millers.
Sadamu Nishida, president of the Asahi Flour Milling Company in Japan, holds a handful of hard red winter wheat at Farmers Grain Elevator.
U.S. Wheat Associates Chairman Roy Motter, center with red-blue shirt, shows the Japanese flour millers and others a field of California hard red winter wheat ready for harvest.
Japanese wheat flour millers learn about California wheat production and quality efforts during several stops in the Sacramento Valley.
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