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Episode 107: U.S. Wheat Spokesman Speaks of Wheat & Wheat’s Future

The U.S. is no longer the world’s top wheat exporter. In 2017/2018 that rank was held by Russia. But Steve Mercer, U.S. Wheat Associates vice president for communications, believes as a result of growing world wheat consumption there will be distinct regions of the world that both the U.S. and Russia can carve out for […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 107: U.S. Wheat Spokesman Speaks of Wheat & Wheat’s Future

Episode 106: An Example Others Can Follow: Inspiration From Black Hawk Down

Each year, organizers of the Tri State Grain Growers Convention search for a speaker outside of agriculture who can nevertheless provide lessons for farmers. At the 2018 convention in Portland, that speaker was Keni Thomas, a singer/songwriter today who was in 1992 a member of Bravo Company of the third Rangers Battalion of the U.S. […]

By |January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 106: An Example Others Can Follow: Inspiration From Black Hawk Down

Episode 105: Dead of Winter, Alive With Life: Wheat Plants in the Cold 2

12.25.18 ARS scientist Kim Campbell and WSU scientist Karen Sanguinet continue to talk about wheat during the winter in episode 105 of Wheat All About It!, the second part of an episode entitled “Dead of Winter, Alive With Life: Wheat Plants in the Cold 2”. Learn more about meristems, which drive growth both above and […]

By |December 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 105: Dead of Winter, Alive With Life: Wheat Plants in the Cold 2

Episode 104: Dead of Winter, Alive with Life: Wheat Plants in the Cold

In the first of a two part episode entitled Dead of Winter, Alive With Life: Wheat Plants in the Cold, ARS scientist Kim Campbell and WSU scientist Karen Sanguinet describe what’s happening in the wheat plant during the coldest time of the year. Words like hibernation and dormancy aren’t accurate when it comes to wheat […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 103: Glen Squires Lives, Breathes and Talks Wheat

The chief executive officer of the Washington Grain Commission takes center stage in the aptly titled podcast: Glen Squires Lives, Breathes and Talks Wheat. Squires, who took over WGC CEO duties in 2012, has been with the grain commission for 25 years. As the world becomes more complicated, so too does the world of wheat, […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 102: WSU’s Randy Fortenbery Paints a Troubling Economic Picture in Hopeful Colors, 2.

12.4.18 In episode 102 of Wheat All About It!  WSU Ag Economist Randy Fortenbery continues to mine USDA numbers from the second part of a presentation he gave during the Washington State Crop Improvement Association annual meeting Nov. 12, 2018. The numbers project a European Union that will soon become the world’s biggest wheat exporter as […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 101: WSU’s Randy Fortenbery Paints a Troubling Economic Picture in Hopeful Colors

If your livelihood depends on wheat, then you must listen to episode 101 entitled: WSU’s Randy Fortenbery Paints a Troubling Economic Picture in Hopeful Colors. Fortenbery, who holds the Thomas B. Mick Chair in Agricultural Economics at Washington State University, addressed issues that farmers, landlords and agribusinesses care about during the Washington State Crop Improvement […]

By |November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 100: Interviewing the Interviewer

11.20.18 The 100th episode of Wheat All About It! finds farmer and WGC Commissioner Mike Carstensen behind the microphone as he “Interviews the Interviewer”. Carstensen takes over podcast duties to interview Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission. Join Carstensen as he quizzes Yates about his family, his career […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 99: Howard Nelson’s Hunt: Seeking the Elusive Eastern Washington Alternative Crop

Wheat is the king of Eastern Washington’s dryland field crops, but there has never been a shortage of alternative crops seeking to share its throne. For most of his career, HighLine Grain’s Howard Nelson has been evaluating alternatives to wheat, looking for the perfect rotational fit with wheat—a search he believes has netted three definite […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Episode 98: Ag Burning: A Program That Works

10.6.18 The battle between wheat farmers wanting to maintain fire as a tool and air activists wanting to extinguish the practice, was hard fought nearly 20 years ago. Today, burning wheat stubble in Eastern Washington remains an alternative, but it is done with nary a complaint over smoke, thanks to the Washington Department of Ecology’s […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments