6.11.19 Chris Mertz, Northwest regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, provides a wheat-centric view of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, a once every five year effort to quantify agriculture in the United States. In episode 129 entitled: There’s Something For Everybody in the 2017 Ag Census, Mertz addresses the decline in the number of wheat farms in Washington state, but the increase in the number of female farmers. Want to know the average age of wheat farmers and which counties have the youngest and oldest farmers? How about how much agricultural acreage has been lost in the state over 20 years? Or what about the importance of large farms to production? Tune in to find out all that and more. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps like Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Overcast, Audio Player, Player FM and others, or listen on your computer at wagrains.org.