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Episode 210: Closing Time

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12.29.20 Four years and 210 episodes later, the first podcast devoted to wheat and wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest calls it quits. Starting in January 2017, the Washington Grain Commission-sponsored Wheat All About It! has introduced listeners to hours of information and entertainment about the industry and the grain chain that supports it. In episode 210 entitled, Closing Time, WGC commissioner Mike Carstensen interviews host Scott Yates about the podcast’s highs and lows and what he’s learned in the process of producing the vast archive of information which will remain on the commission’s website at wagrains.org  for the foreseeable future.  

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Bonus: An episode from the archive!

The 2020 RiverFest celebration,  sponsored in part by the Washington Grain Commission, was canceled this year on account of COVID-19, but a virtual celebration is planned in its place. Google RiverFest 2020. Revisit the 2019 event in episode 146 when thousands of people jammed Columbia Park on the shore of the Columbia River, learning about the importance of the Lower Snake River Dams and Locks.

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Episode 210: Closing Time

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12.29.20 Four years and 210 episodes later, the first podcast devoted to wheat and wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest …

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Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds

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Episode 209: WSU Scientist By Day, Genetic Entrepreneur By Night: Kulvinder Gill Straddles Two Worlds
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12.22.20 As an emigrant to the U.S. from India., Kulvinder Gill is used to working with different cultures, which makes …

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Episode 208: At the WSCIA, the Devil is in the Details

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12.15.20 It’s not just farmers who operate under a regulatory burden. In episode 208 entitled: At the WSCIA, the Devil …

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Episode 207: Time Flies When You’re Breeding Wheat

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Episode 207: Time Flies When You're Breeding Wheat
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12.8.20 It’s been 10 years since Arron Carter took over winter wheat breeding duties at Washington State University. In episode …

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Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again

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Episode 206: Let’s See What We Can Do About That—Or How Garry Rosman Learned To Walk Again
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12.1.20 In 1989, Gary Rosman was a 36 years old wheat farmer with plans to buy more land when a …

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Episode 205: Malt to the Future!

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11.24.20 Bob Brueggeman makes no bones about it. The barley breeding position at WSU, known as the R.A. Nilan Endowed …

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Episode 204: Bad Weather Makes for Good Podcasts

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Episode 204: Bad Weather Makes for Good Podcasts
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11.17.20 If you’re curious about the weather phenomenon that led to one of the highest quality (and most plentiful) wheat …

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Episode 203: Shepherd’s Grain Grows Up!

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11.10.20 Shepherd’s Grain is a rare breed, a successful company that a couple of farmers dreamed up. Columbia Plateau Producers …

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Episode 202: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell! 2

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11.3.20 When it comes to wheat quality, Kim Garland Campbell doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. In …

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Episode 201: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell!

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Episode 201: The One & Only Kim Garland Campbell!
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10.27.20 Kim Garland Campbell’s path to being the world’s only dedicated club wheat breeder is as unusual as the compact …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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Episode 190: Douglas Poole’s Badge of Honor–Farming in North Douglas County

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Episode 190: Douglas Poole’s Badge of Honor--Farming in North Douglas County
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8.11.20 The joke is that farmers from other harsh environments come to north Douglas County just to be glad they’re …

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Episode 189: A Wake-up Call From Limagrain’s Jim Peterson

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Episode 189: A Wake-up Call From Limagrain’s Jim Peterson
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8.4.20  Ten years ago when a French company opened a new U.S. wheat breeding operation, Jim Peterson was one of …

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Episode 188: Has Canola’s Time to Shine Finally Arrived?

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Episode 188: Has Canola’s Time to Shine Finally Arrived?
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7.28.20 Canola has been the next big crop in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. For many years, canola advocates …

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Episode 187: A Most Serious Subject, Suicide on the Farm

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Episode 187: A Most Serious Subject, Suicide on the Farm
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7.21.20 Wheat farming is not just an industry, it is a legacy with many Pacific Northwest farms going back more …

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Episode 186: Joe Sowers, Our Man in Manila

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Episode 186: Joe Sowers, Our Man in Manila
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7.14.20 The Philippines is the Pacific Northwest’s Number One market for soft white wheat and Joe Sowers, regional vice president …

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Episode 185: Maximizing Farm & Family

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7.7.20 In another context 46 year old Steve Henning may be middle age, but in Eastern Washington where 58 is …

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Episode 184: No Matter the Age, There Are No Free Rides In Farming

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Episode 184: No Matter the Age, There Are No Free Rides In Farming
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6.30.20 Are the lessons and challenges for wheat farming’s younger generation any different from those on the older end of …

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Episode 183: Not Senator Mark Schoesler’s First Recession

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Episode 183: Not Senator Mark Schoesler’s First Recession
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6.23.20 When you’ve been representing Eastern Washington in the Washington Legislature since 1993, you’re bound to have encountered a recession …

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Episode 182: Working Together Communities of Farmers Can Reduce Herbicide Resistance

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Episode 182: Working Together Communities of Farmers Can Reduce Herbicide Resistance
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6.16.20 Farmers cooperate on a host of issues, why not at reducing the incidence of herbicide weed resistance? In episode …

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Episode 181: Clark Neely Leads WSU’s Variety Testing Program into a Brave New World,

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Episode 181: Clark Neely Leads WSU’s Variety Testing Program into a Brave New World,
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6.9.20 The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of life in Eastern Washington including the cancellation of in-person Variety Testing …

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