4.9.19 U.S. wheat acreage is down, partly in response to other crops like corn and soybeans, providing greater return per acre.  Raising the yield of wheat is one way to combat such competition, which was the goal of the National Wheat Yield Contest when it started four years ago. But the contest left out an important component: Quality. In episode 120 of Wheat All About It! Steve Joehl, director of the contest under the auspices of the National Wheat Foundation, addresses the competition’s goals as well as its missteps in an episode entitled: The National Wheat Yield Contest Stumbles, But Gets Up Again.  Subscribe to Wheat All About It on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Player FM and other podcast apps and never miss an episode. For those with iPhones: touch the purple podcast icon and type “Wheat All About It” in the finder to listen quickly! Don’t have a smart phone? Listen on your computer at wagrains.org.