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Episode 184: No Matter the Age, There Are No Free Rides In Farming

6.30.20 Are the lessons and challenges for wheat farming’s younger generation any different from those on the older end of the spectrum? Listen in as Andy Juris, a wheat farmer from the Horse Heaven Hills talks about the pluses and minuses of farming at 40 in episode 184 entitled: No Matter the Age, There Are …

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Episode 183: Not Senator Mark Schoesler’s First Recession

6.23.20 When you’ve been representing Eastern Washington in the Washington Legislature since 1993, you’re bound to have encountered a recession or two. COVID-19 has been an economic calamity for sure, but it’s not the first economic downturn that Senator Mark Schoesler has experienced while in state government, which is why episode 183 is entitled: Not …

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Episode 182: Working Together Communities of Farmers Can Reduce Herbicide Resistance

6.16.20 Farmers cooperate on a host of issues, why not at reducing the incidence of herbicide weed resistance? In episode 182 entitled: Working Together Communities of Farmers Can Reduce Herbicide Resistance, listen in as agriculture sociologist Katie Dentzman a post doctoral researcher at Washington State University, talks about why such cooperation is not only necessary, …

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Episode 181: Clark Neely Leads WSU’s Variety Testing Program into a Brave New World,

6.9.20 The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of life in Eastern Washington including the cancellation of in-person Variety Testing Program plot tours for wheat and barley. But in episode 181 entitled: Clark Neely Leads WSU’s Variety Testing Program into a Brave New World, the new director of WSU’s testing program explains how a series …

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Episode 180: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger 2

6.2.20 Want to know why so many farmers question U.S. Department of Agriculture data? Mike Krueger suggests it may not be that the numbers are wrong, but rather because the entire system of reporting has changed so much over the last 15 years. In episode 180 entitled Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder …

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Episode 179: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger

5.26.20 He recently retired from more than 40 years helping farmers sell their grain, but that hasn’t stopped Mike Krueger from having opinions about changes to the market that have occurred since he took his first job with Cargill in 1974. In episode 179, entitled: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger, …

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Episode 178: A Philippine-Centric View of South Asia Wheat Demand

5.19.20 The Philippines has been the No. 1 market for Pacific Northwest soft white wheat for four years running, reason enough to listen to a presentation given by the director of national sales of the flour division of Universal Robina Corporation based in Manilla. In episode 178 entitled: “A Philippine-Centric View of South Asia Wheat …

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Episode 177: Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes 2

5.12.20 There have been a lot of changes around the world as a result of COVID-19, including an oil market that has collapsed. In episode 177 entitled, “Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes 2,” listen in as he provides an expert view of the potential ripples from oil’s …

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Episode 176: Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes

5.5.20 What does a COVID-19 world look like to an agricultural economist? In episode 176 and next week’s episode 177 entitled: “Thrust and parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes,” he discusses the lack of a market response to Russia’s recently announced wheat embargo, the impact of currency values on U.S. …

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