7.14.20 The Philippines is the Pacific Northwest’s Number One market for soft white wheat and Joe Sowers, regional vice president for U.S. Wheat Associates in the region, is the man intended to keep it that way. Sowers is coming up on a decade of service with USW in the Philippines. During that time the country has moved from third to first in soft white wheat imports, ahead of Japan and South Korea. Although Sowers also oversees the South Korea market, we stick to the Philippines in episode 186 entitled: Joe Sowers, Our Man in Manila. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps for Android phones like Stitcher and Pocket Casts. The podcast is also available at the Washington Grain Commission website at wagrains.org and on the WGC Facebook page.