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Episode 200: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About. . . Glen Squires!

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Episode 200: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About. . . Glen Squires!
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10.20.20 The CEO of the Washington Grain Commission lets his non-existent hair down in episode 200 of Wheat All About It! entitled: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About. . . Glen Squires! It’s a long way from growing up in Centerville, Utah to leading the Washington Grain Commission, but all along Squires’ …

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Episode 199: Jim Jesernig Reminisces on a Rewarding Washington Career and Assesses Agriculture’s Uncertain Future 2

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Episode 199: Jim Jesernig Reminisces on a Rewarding Washington Career and Assesses Agriculture’s Uncertain Future 2
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10.13.20 He idolized Washington Democratic Senator Henry Jackson, he ran for Congress as a Democrat and he was appointed director of agriculture by two Washington Democratic governors, but Jim Jesernig doesn’t refer to himself as a Democrat anymore—nor a Republican for that matter. In episode 199 entitled: Jim Jesernig Reminisces on a Rewarding Washington Career …

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Episode 198: Jim Jesernig Reminisces on a Rewarding Washington Career and Assesses Agriculture’s Uncertain Future

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Episode 198: Jim Jesernig Reminisces on a Rewarding Washington Career and Assesses Agriculture’s Uncertain Future
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10.6.20 Jim Jesernig has forgotten more about state government than most of us will ever know and in episode 198 the retired lobbyist for the Washington Grain Commission and Washington State University, among other clients, opens up about his more than 30 year career as a legislator, ag director and influencer. Entitled: Jim Jesernig Reminisces …

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Episode 197: The Wheat O’Clock Report Rides Again!

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Episode 197: The Wheat O’Clock Report Rides Again!
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9.30.20 Episode 197 revisits a recurring feature with a production of The Wheat O’Clock Report Rides Again! A compilation of local, national and international news about wheat and issues that impact wheat, The Wheat O’Clock Report is how the media might cover the crop if there wasn’t enough of it.  In this week’s newscast, learn …

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Episode 196: So How’d We Do? U.S. Wheat’s Vince Peterson Assesses Trade Agreements, Wheat Exports, Prices, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings & More 2,

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Episode 196: So How’d We Do? U.S. Wheat’s Vince Peterson Assesses Trade Agreements, Wheat Exports, Prices, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings & More 2,
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9.22.20 In episode 196 of Wheat All About It! entitled: So How’d We Do? U.S. Wheat’s Vince Peterson Assesses Trade Agreements, Wheat Exports, Prices, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings & More 2,” the president of the organization continues his series of concise answers to questions impacting wheat farmers and the industry. Peterson not only gives his take …

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Episode 195: So How’d We Do? U.S. Wheat’s Vince Peterson Assesses Trade Agreements, Wheat Exports, Prices, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings & More

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Episode 195: So How’d We Do? U.S. Wheat’s Vince Peterson Assesses Trade Agreements, Wheat Exports, Prices, COVID-19, Virtual Meetings & More
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9.15.20 Since assuming the post of president of U.S. Wheat Associates in 2017, Vince Peterson’s life has been anything but boring as he has worked to the ensure America’s wheat exports continues to flow overseas. The Phase One China deal, the bi-lateral trade deal with Japan and the USMCA treaty—all rancorous to varying degrees—were hammered …

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Episode 194: Special Delivery! Continuing the Nisshin Crop Quality Survey During COVID-19 Restrictions, 2

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Episode 194: Special Delivery! Continuing the Nisshin Crop Quality Survey During COVID-19 Restrictions, 2
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Get the low down directly from the elevator personnel who are handling the excellent harvest and the high quality grain that resulted from timely spring rains.

Episode 193: Special Delivery! Continuing the Nisshin Crop Quality Survey During COVID-19 Restrictions

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Episode 193: Special Delivery! Continuing the Nisshin Crop Quality Survey During COVID-19 Restrictions
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9.1.20 Dozens of in-person wheat meetings, seminars and trade team visits have been put on hold at the Washington Grain Commission since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. last March. That means business as usual is out—and business as unusual is in. In episode 193 entitled: Special Delivery! Continuing the Nisshin Crop Quality Survey …

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Episode 192: Wheat’s Early Years in Washington

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Episode 192: Wheat's Early Years in Washington
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8.25.20 Eastern Washington wheat farming is a mature industry, but how did it get that way? In episode 192, entitled: Wheat’s Early Years in Washington, listen in on a conversation with historian Jim Kershner as he sets the record straight about when the first wheat crop was planted in the state and by whom. According …

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Episode 191: Douglas Poole’s Badge of Honor, Farming in North Douglas County 2

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Episode 191: Douglas Poole’s Badge of Honor, Farming in North Douglas County 2
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8.18.20 In episode 191, the second half of a conversation with Douglas Poole entitled  “Douglas Poole’s Badge of Honor, Farming in North Douglas County 2”, the direct seed leader talks about his equipment and practices and pinpoints the epicenter of the direct seed movement in north Douglas County:  the local cafe. Poole also discusses how …

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