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Episode 93: Dennis Solbrack May Not Bleed Green, But He Lives Green–John Deere Green!

10.2.18 After their families, there may be nothing more important to farmers than their equipment. Regardless of the color  of that equipment—John Deere green or Case IH red, farmers are sure to enjoy episode 93 of Wheat All About It entitled: Dennis Solbrack Doesn’t Bleed Green, But He Lives Green—John Deere Green. Solbrack, who has […]

Episode 92: The World Wheat O’Clock Report

9.25.18 Want to know how much higher prices might be with China still in the market or what U.S. Wheat Associates describes as a trade time bomb? Have you heard about the fourth GE wheat discovery or the Food and Drug Administration’s investigation of pulse heavy dog food diets? Episode 92 of Wheat All About […]

Episode 91: A Vacation Everyday! Harvest With Mike Carstensen

9.18.18 Even a vacation has it’s bad days, but mostly holidays are experiences that recharge a person’s batteries to return to the grind of the workaday world. For WGC Commissioner Mike Carstensen, however, farming is, “A Vacation Everyday.” In episode 91 of Wheat All About It!, Scott Yates joined Carstensen in his combine in late […]

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 […]