Episode 45: Counting What Matters

Wheat All About It
Wheat All About It
Episode 45: Counting What Matters

10.31.17 Chris Mertz, regional director of the Northwest Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistic Service, talks with Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, in episode 45 of Wheat All About It! entitled: “Counting What Matters”. Mertz briefs listeners on the upcoming Census of Agriculture, an every five year effort that provides a snapshot of agriculture throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation. He also addresses farmers concerns about USDA reports negatively moving the wheat market as well as “survey fatigue”, a syndrome caused by too many reports and too few farmers.

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