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 to Kershner it wasn’t an American who saw the potential of the place, but rather a Canadian. While others, including early USDA officials, were pessimists when it came to the state’s dryland potential, experimentation by pioneers slowly expanded wheat’s geography to its present extent. 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.