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Episode 90: An Ideal Season For Our Favorite Crop

9.11.18 After several seasons of less than perfect weather resulting in less than ideal wheat crops in Eastern Washington, 2017/2018 returned the region to a more traditional harvest outcome. Listen to country elevator staff rate the season in episode 90 of Wheat All About It! entitled: An Ideal Season For Our Favorite Crop. Subscribe to […]

Episode 89: Fascinating Things II: A Conversation With Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab

9.4.18 If you think club wheat’s distinctive head is what makes it special to the Japanese and other countries that specify it in their tenders, think again! In episode 89, Fascinating Things II: A Conversation With Craig Morris, director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab, you’ll discover how breeders and cereal chemists have used club […]

Episode 88: Fascinating Things: A Conversation With Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab

8.28.18 Do different varieties of wheat taste different? Will soft durum change the pasta industry? How is goatgrass important to wheat development? In episode 88 of Wheat All About It, entitled, “Fascinating Things: A Conversation With Craig Morris, Director of the Western Wheat Quality Lab”, learn the answers to those questions and more! Subscribe on […]

Episode 87: Same Falling Number Discount, But Different Animal

8.21.18 Entitled “Same Falling Number Discount, but Different Animal”, episode 87 of Wheat All About It! explores the mechanisms of Late Maturity Alpha Amylase called LMA and Pre-harvest sprout, and why one is not as troublesome in end use products as the other. Nevertheless, farmers are being discounted as if they are the same. J.P. […]

Episode 86: U.S. Wheat Associates’ West Coast Outpost, Steve Wirsching At Your Service

8.14.18 In episode 86 of Wheat All About It!, Steve Wirsching, vice president and director of U.S. Wheat Associates’ Portland office, talks about growing world wheat consumption and U.S. market share in the age of President Trump, among other things. Entitled: “U.S. Wheat Associates’ West Coast Outpost, Steve Wirsching At Your Service”, the longtime employee […]

Episode 85: Bond, Jennifer Bond, License to Count for the USDA-ERS

8.7.18 In episode 85 of Wheat All About It! entitled: “Bond, Jennifer Bond, Licensed to Count for the USDA-ERS”, meet the PhD trained economist who is responsible for the wheat and pulse data collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bond puts a voice and a personality to the impersonal numbers that establish wheat and […]

Episode 84: WSU’s Spring Wheat Breeder, Plant Scientist, Geneticist, Plant Pathologist and Professor, Mike Pumphrey

7.31.18 Mike Pumphrey, gets into the nitty gritty of his interests and his motivations in episode 84, the second half of his Wheat All About It! interview. Entitled: WSU’s Spring Wheat Breeder, Plant Scientist, Geneticist, Plant Pathologist and Professor, Mike Pumphrey, he discusses research addressing the Late Maturity Alpha Amylase/Falling Number phenomenon, the future of […]

Episode 83: WSU’s Spring Wheat Breeding Philosopher, Mike Pumphrey

7.24.18 “WSU’s Spring Wheat Breeding Philosopher, Mike Pumphrey” is the title of episode 83, the first of a two part podcast that presents the breeder as more than just another data driven scientist. Listen in to find out what Pumphrey means by “breeding brain”, why he’s not interested in offers from private companies and whether […]

Episode 82: Blake Rowe, the CEO, Speaks

7.17.18 In episode 82 of Wheat All About It! entitled “Blake Rowe, the CEO, Speaks,” listen in as the Oregon Wheat Commission and Oregon Wheat Growers League chief executive officer, sounds off about the public’s growing lack of trust for those involved in the agriculture and what that means for the future. Rowe also talks […]

Episode 81: A Virtual Visit to the Wheat Marketing Center

7.10.18 If you’ve never been there, or if even if you have, episode 81 of Wheat All About It!, entitled: A Virtual Visit to the Wheat Marketing Center, will update you to changes that have occurred recently at one of the industry’s international technical crossroads. Join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for […]