Episode 153: When Trade Teams Come Calling, Joe Bippert Answers

11.26.19 Once a relative backwater for hosting trade teams, Eastern Washington has become a must visit destination for wheat buyers from around the world who want to learn more about the grain they are receiving, the farmers who grow it and the infrastructure that transports it. Joe Bippert, program director for the Washington Grain Commission, […]

Episode 152: Trista Crossley is Having the Time of Her Wheat Life

11.19.19 Much of the work of ensuring Pacific Northwest wheat farmers are successful happens behind the scenes by people who are rarely recognized for their contributions. Episode 152 entitled: “Trista Crossley is Having the Time of Her Wheat Life”, introduces one of those essential players. Crossley, who has been editor of the Washington Association of […]

Episode 151: Coming to America–From Peasant to Professor, Zhiwu Zhang’s Journey to WSU

11.12.19 Hunger, no running water and hard manual labor are among Zhiwu Zhang’s memories of growing up in China before the country opened to the world. Now, an associate professor at Washington State University and a U.S. citizen, Zhang describes his upbringing in episode 151 entitled: “Coming to America—From Peasant to Professor, Zhiwu Zhang’s Journey […]

Episode 150: Ranking the Wheat Industry’s Challenges, By Glen Squires

11.5.19 The CEO of the Washington Grain Commission returns to the Wheat All About It! podcast in episode 150 entitled: “Ranking the Wheat Industry’s Challenges, By Glen Squires”. There’s plenty of challenges to choose from, but Squires limits himself to discussing several that cause him sleepless nights. No. 1 on his list is the second […]

Episode 149: The World Wheat O’Clock Report

10.29.19 Not staying up to date on local, regional, national and international news about wheat? Never fear! Tune into episode 149 of Wheat All About It! for the newscast known as the World Wheat O’Clock Report. Listen as news anchor Scott Yates provides updates about ongoing trade wars, the Snake Columbia River System, GE wheat […]

Episode 148: The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray 2

10.22.19 WSU plant pathologist Tim Murray continues to discuss plant diseases and pathogens in episode 148, the second half of a conversation entitled: “The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray.” Chairman of the university’s plant pathology department, Murray discusses retirements and other belt tightening that have shrunk the department, but says things are looking up, […]

Episode 147: The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray

10.15.19 It’s not a profession children dream about becoming as youngsters, so how do individuals wind up pursuing a career in plant pathology? In episode 147 entitled: “The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray,” the chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University, describes his career arc in the scientific specialty that […]

Episode 146: You Can’t Beat RiverFest For Dam Education

10.8.19 The third RiverFest event sponsored with help from the Washington Grain Commission was a great success as evidenced by the comments of those interviewed in episode 146 of Wheat All About It!, entitled: “You Can’t Beat RiverFest For Dam Education.” Thousands attended the fun and educational festival at Columbia Park on the banks of […]

Episode 145: WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture, 2

10.1.19 Capitalizing on wheat agronomics and economics is at the top of Aaron Esser’s agenda, but as the Washington State University extension agronomist explains during the second part of his tour through the Wilke Research and Extension Farm, he’s juggling many balls in pursuit of that goal. In episode 145 entitled, WSU’s Aaron Esser Has […]

Episode 144: WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture

9.24.19 Come along on a tour through the 340 acre Wilke Research and Extension Farm with Washington State University extension agronomist, Aaron Esser, in episode 144 entitled: “WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture”. The Wilke farm is WSU’s only research facility in Eastern Washington’s intermediate production zone—12 to 16 inches of […]