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Episode 210: Closing Time

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Episode 210: Closing Time
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12.29.20 Four years and 210 episodes later, the first podcast devoted to wheat and wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest calls it quits. Starting in January 2017, the Washington Grain Commission-sponsored Wheat All About It! has introduced listeners to hours of information and entertainment about the industry and the grain chain that supports it. In …

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Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds

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Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds
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12.22.20 As an emigrant to the U.S. from India., Kulvinder Gill is used to working with different cultures, which makes his status as a scientist at Washington State University and as CEO of his own company, easier to navigate. In episode 209 entitled: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two …

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Episode 208: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details

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12.15.20 It’s not just farmers who operate under a regulatory burden. In episode 208 entitled: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details, Lauren Port, manager of the organization, talks about the state and federal laws which guide the operations of the non-profit and ensure farmers receive only the highest quality seed. Port, who …

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Episode 207: Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat

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Episode 207: Time Flies When You're Breeding Wheat
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12.8.20 It’s been 10 years since Arron Carter took over winter wheat breeding duties at Washington State University. In episode 207 entitled, Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat, Carter talks about new varieties, including a club Clearfield variety, the importance of his technicians, the promise of advanced breeding technologies, a peculiar phenomenon that occurred among …

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Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again

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Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again
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12.1.20 In 1989, Gary Rosman was a 36 years old wheat farmer with plans to buy more land when a grain auger he was moving fell and crushed his back. Paralyzed, Rosman could have accepted his doctor’s advice to get used to a wheelchair.  He didn’t, and as a result not only did he learn …

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Episode 205: Malt to the Future!

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11.24.20 Bob Brueggeman makes no bones about it. The barley breeding position at WSU, known as the R.A. Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Research and Education, is his dream job. In episode 205 entitled: Malt to the Future! we learn that part of that dream includes a spotlight on malt barley, the category of grain …

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Episode 204: Bad Weather Makes for Good Podcasts

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11.17.20 If you’re curious about the weather phenomenon that led to one of the highest quality (and most plentiful) wheat crop’s ever harvested in Eastern Washington, then you’ll want to listen to episode 204 entitled: Bad Weather Makes for Good Podcasts. Jeremy Wolf, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Spokane—and a regular podcast guest—reveals …

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Episode 203: Shepherd’s Grain Grows Up!

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Episode 203: Shepherd's Grain Grows Up!
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11.10.20 Shepherd’s Grain is a rare breed, a successful company that a couple of farmers dreamed up. Columbia Plateau Producers is the group of PNW farmers that grows the wheat that goes into Shepherd’s Grain flour.  And Jeremy Bunch is the director of farmer relationships and logistics interviewed for episode 203 entitled: Shepherd’s Grain Grows …

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Episode 202: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell! 2

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Episode 202: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell! 2
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11.3.20 When it comes to wheat quality, Kim Garland Campbell doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. In episode 202 entitled: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell! 2, listen in as she describes putting quality above all the other components that go into creating a released club wheat cultivar. She firmly believes …

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Episode 201: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell!

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Episode 201: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell!
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10.27.20 Kim Garland Campbell’s path to being the world’s only dedicated club wheat breeder is as unusual as the compact head of the subclass of soft white wheat. Raised in a suburban environment, she fixed on agronomy as a way to change the world for the better—with detours into the Peace Corps and theology—before hitting …

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