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Episode 169: Falling No. Summit Round 3: Some Answers, But A Whole Lot of Questions Too

3.17.20 Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service and Washington State University are applying themselves to finding solutions to both manifestations of low falling numbers, that is Late Maturity Alpha Amylase and Pre-harvest Sprout. In episode 169 entitled: “Falling Numbers Summit Round 3: Some Answers, But a Whole Lot of Questions Too”, listen in as ARS […]

Episode 168: The Angst of Ty Jessup, Marketing Manager for HighLine Grain

3.10.20 Low falling number discounts caused by a cold shock in the spring don’t occur every year, but they occur more frequently in the region that comprises HighLine Grain’s draw area, which runs approximately from Spokane to Wenatchee, north of Interstate 90. Ty Jessup, the cooperative’s marketing manager has become an expert at loading trains […]

Episode 167: One Falling Numbers Punch in the Gut is Enough!

3.3.20 Alex McGregor is chairman of the McGregor Company, but he’s also an advocate for farmers and it was in that latter role he addressed the third Falling Number Summit held in Spokane Jan. 21 & 22. In episode 167 entitled: One Falling Numbers Punch in the Gut is Enough!, McGregor argues that a repeat […]

Episode 166: A Sunny Long Range Weather Forecast For Wheat Farmers. . .Until August

2.25.20 Long range weather meteorologist  Art Douglas delivered an almost ideal growing season forecast in his keynote address opening the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum February 4, 2020—except for the ending. Which is why episode 166 is entitled: “A Sunny Long Range Weather Forecast For Wheat Farmers. . . Until August”. Douglas has been serving up […]

Episode 165: Setting Standards, Breaking Barriers at Today’s WSCIA

2.18.20 A new generation of leadership is bubbling to the surface of Eastern Washington’s agricultural landscape, personified by Lauren Port, manager of the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. In episode 165 entitled: Setting Standards, Breaking Barriers at Today’s WSCIA, listen in as Port describes her path from growing up on the West side of the […]

Episode 164: The Episodes About the Biggest Threat to PNW Production Agriculture 2

2.11.20 Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest are no strangers to advice from university weed scientists to rotate their modes of action, referring to the different groups of chemicals that kill weeds. But what if your neighbors don’t rotate their modes of action? In episode 164 the second part of: The Episodes about the Biggest […]

Episode 163: The Episodes About the Biggest Threat to PNW Production Agriculture

2.4.20 So many challenges are facing Pacific Northwest wheat farmers nowadays that it’s difficult to choose which one comes first on the list. According to one group of university researchers, however, herbicide weed resistance is in the pole position. Which is why episode 163 and next week’s episode 164 are entitled: The Episodes About the […]

Episode 162: The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New World Order! 2

1.28.20 Peter Zeihan, who spoke at the 2019 Tri State Grain Growers Convention in November, is like your smart, hip uncle, telling you things about the world that can leave you elated one minute and scared the next. In episode 162, entitled: The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New World Order! 2, […]

Episode 161: The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New World Order!

1.21.20 The audience loved him so much the first time he spoke at the Tri State Grain Growers Convention several years ago, that organizers invited author and global strategist Peter Zeihan back a second time. He did not disappoint. In episodes 161 and 162, entitled The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New […]

Episode 160: Name That Wheat Industry Challenge!

1.14.20 It is said that challenges contains within them the seeds of opportunity and growth, but what exactly are the primary challenges facing the Pacific Northwest wheat industry? In episode 160, entitled: “Name That Wheat Industry Challenge!”, join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, as he quizzes a […]