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Episode 79: Giddy Up! A Ride With Randy Foretenbery, Ag Economist

6.26.18 Randy Fortenbery,  comes on strong in episode 79 of Wheat All About It! entitled: Giddy Up! A Ride With Randy Fortenbery, agricultural economist. In the first of two parts, Fortenbery’s rapid fire answers to questions posed by Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, provides farmers, landlords and […]

Episode 78: The Dryland Doctor, Bill Schillinger, part 2

6.19.18 Part two of “The Dryland Doctor, Bill Schillinger”, continues with the Washington State University agronomist further educating Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, about the vagaries of growing wheat in one of the driest areas of the United States. Schillinger talks more about direct seeding, the status […]

Episode 77: The Dryland Doctor, Bill Schillinger

6.11.18 “The Dryland Doctor, Bill Schillinger” is the title of episode 77 of Wheat All About It!, the first part of a two-part conversation with the research station professor and principal scientist at the Lind Dryland Research Station. Listen in as Schillinger talks about a major decision he made at 18, his experiences working overseas, […]

Episode 76: What Are You Waiting For? Building Community, Demolishing Combines,

6.5.18 In episode 76 in honor of the upcoming Lind Combine Demolition Derby, Wheat All About It! brings back “Demolishing Combines, Building Community”, recorded at the 2017 event. In the heart of dryland wheat country, the combine demolition derby is a fun affair for all ages. The Lind’s Lions Club host the 31th annual event […]

Episode 75: A Few of My Favorite Podcasts

5.29.18 In episode 75, entitled, “A Few of My Favorite Podcasts” Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, ranks his Top 10 Wheat All About It! podcasts. Just as children are loved the same, but differently by parents, Yates’ favorites podcasts have assorted reasons for being included on his […]

Episode 74: Meet Mr. Northwest Wheat Quality, Doug Engle!

5.22.18 Meet Mr. Northwest Wheat Quality, Doug Engle in episode 74 of Wheat All About It!, which is also the title of the podcast. Engle has worked at the Western Wheat Quality Lab of the Agricultural Research Service for 35 years, with much of that time devoted to analyzing the quality of varieties released in the […]

Changes in latitudes/attitudes shift Latin America

By Joe Bippert

More than 400 Latin American millers, and those who support them, gathered in Cartagena, Colombia in late November to discuss the current state of the region’s milling markets, discover new and innovative technology, network with colleagues and receive updates from world’s wheat suppliers.

The 35th annual Latin American Wheat Milling Industry (ALIM) conference has […]

The future of herbicides in wheat is bleak

By Ian Burke

As a research scientist, it’s not always easy to have a farmer perspective on herbicides. I suspect most farmers see the number of products available positively. Looking at the advertisements in Wheat Life and other agricultural periodicals, it appears there is an endless number of products available with new ones appearing every year.

But […]

Episode 73: Falling Numbers, Rising Optimism

5.15.18 Are you one of the hundreds of farmers hit with low falling number discounts in the 2016 harvest? Then you’ve got to listen episode 74 of Wheat All About It! entitled, Falling Numbers, Rising  Optimism, about how the Pacific Northwest wheat industry navigated the tricky political waters of Washington, D.C. to secure funding for […]

Episode 72: Spring Seeding with the WGC’s Mike Carstensen

5.2.20 In Episode 72 of Wheat All About It! entitled, Spring seeding with the WGC’s Mike Carstensen, join Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, as he talks with one of the newest members of the board. Carstensen covers an array of issues including wheat quality, falling numbers, the […]