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Episode 180: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger 2

6.2.20 Want to know why so many farmers question U.S. Department of Agriculture data? Mike Krueger suggests it may not be that the numbers are wrong, but rather because the entire system of reporting has changed so much over the last 15 years. In episode 180 entitled Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger 2, the recently retired grain marketing advisor suggests market fundamentals have been overwhelmed by things like fund buying and second to second transactions. Meanwhile, Krueger extolls U.S. Wheat Associates as an organization making a real difference to wheat sales overseas. 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. 

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Bonus: An episode from the archive!

Episode 99: Howard Nelson’s Hunt: Seeking the Elusive Eastern Washington Alternative Crop

Howard Nelson recently retired from evaluating alternative crops for HighLine Grain, but episode 99 remains on the job! Released Nov. 13, 2018, the podcast delves into Nelson’s career looking for the perfect rotational fit with wheat. One of the most listened to episodes in the Wheat All About It! archive, episode 99 deserves its selection as the inaugural Bonus episode.

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Episode 150: Ranking the Wheat Industry’s Challenges, By Glen Squires

11.5.19 The CEO of the Washington Grain Commission returns to the Wheat All About It! podcast in episode 150 entitled: …

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Episode 149: The World Wheat O’Clock Report

10.29.19 Not staying up to date on local, regional, national and international news about wheat? Never fear! Tune into episode …

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Episode 148: The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray 2

10.22.19 WSU plant pathologist Tim Murray continues to discuss plant diseases and pathogens in episode 148, the second half of …

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Episode 147: The Profession That Found WSU’s Tim Murray

10.15.19 It’s not a profession children dream about becoming as youngsters, so how do individuals wind up pursuing a career …

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Episode 146: You Can’t Beat RiverFest For Dam Education

10.8.19 The third RiverFest event sponsored with help from the Washington Grain Commission was a great success as evidenced by …

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Episode 145: WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture, 2

10.1.19 Capitalizing on wheat agronomics and economics is at the top of Aaron Esser’s agenda, but as the Washington State …

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Episode 144: WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture

9.24.19 Come along on a tour through the 340 acre Wilke Research and Extension Farm with Washington State University extension …

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Episode 143: It’s Always a Delight Leading the Nisshin Crop Quality Team! Second Day

9.17.19 Join the Nisshin Crop Quality Team for their swing south from Spokane on August 20, 2019 as they continue …

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Episode 142: It’s Always a Delight Leading the Nisshin Crop Quality Team! First Day

9.10.19 The Nisshin Crop Quality Team which surveys Eastern Washington’s wheat fields every August during harvest season is not an …

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Episode 141: And Now a Word From Jim Fitzgerald, Far West Agribusiness and Agricultural Advocate 2

9.3.19 Anyone who has ordered anything over the internet knows how e-commerce has changed the retailing game—changes that have come …

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Episode 140: And Now a Word From Jim Fitzgerald, Far West Agribusiness & Agricultural Advocate

8.27.19 If you’ve never had the opportunity to listen to Jim Fitzgerald speak about issues of importance to agriculture, you’re …

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Episode 139: Direct Seeding–A System of Change

8.20.19 Direct seeders practice what they preach and Ty Meyer, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association, (PNDSA), …

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Episode 138: Is Synthetic Biology the Playbook for Playing God?

8.13.19 Robots are on the cusp of transforming agriculture, but a potentially bigger revolution is in the field of synthetic …

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Episode 137: The February From Hell & the March & April From Heck

8.6.19 Jeremy Wolf, meteorologist at the National Weather Service outside Spokane, returns for a fourth time to Wheat All About …

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Episode 136: Retired, Not Forgotten: Jim “Root Disease” Cook-2

7.30.19 In the second half of his conversation with Jim Cook entitled: Retired, Not Forgotten: Jim “Root Disease” Cook—2, Scott …

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Episode 135: Retired, Not Forgotten: Jim “Root Disease” Cook

7.23.19 A refresher course in wheat root diseases and the havoc they cause, the discovery of the importance of “the …

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Episode 134: How Minneapolis Flour Milling Shaped Our World

7.16.19 It’s rare that an industry can lay claim to changing the world, but the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, …

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Episode 133: Soil Quality Steals The Spotlight!

7.9.19 Are researchers and farmers measuring the right components of soil health? That’s the question driving the Soil Health Institute, …

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Episode 132: The Wicked Problem of Herbicide Weed Resistance

7.2.19 Herbicide weed resistance has more than one cause. In addition to the chemistry of the product, there’s how it …

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Episode 131: If Glyphosate’s Glory Days Are Gone, What Comes Next?

6.25.19 A conversation with two WSU weed scientists about the on-going controversy over the most used agricultural chemical in America …

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Episode 130: Small But Strong: Ben Barstow’s Love Affair With Farming

6.18.19 Many farmers will test other professions before returning to the farm. Ben Barstow never had a farm to return …

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Episode 129: There’s Something For Everyone In The 2017 Ag Census

6.11.19  Chris Mertz, Northwest regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, provides a wheat-centric view of the 2017 Census …

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Episode 128: Straight From The Brumby’s Mouth

6.4.19 Wheat farming is not a one size fits all sort of endeavor. Go anywhere in the world and you’ll …

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Episode 127: Busy Art Bettge Makes Soft White Wheat His Business–The Sequel

5.28.19 In the second half of a conversation with cereal scientist Art Bettge, learn about the different versions of soft …

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Episode 126: Busy Art Bettge Makes Soft White Wheat His Business

5.21.19 For those who live in Moscow, Idaho, Art Bettge is a two term city councilman. But for those involved …

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Episode 125: The Falling Numbers Test Meets the Hypobaric Chamber

5.14.19 Wheat samples will be graded using a new protocol—and a new measurement device—to provide more accurate falling number test …

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Episode 124: A Visit To Lo Mo, the Apollo 11 of Snake River Dams, continues

5.7.19 In the second part of a visit to Lower Monumental Dam sponsored by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Walla …

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Episode 123: A Visit To Lo Mo, The Apollo 11 of Snake River Dams

4.30.19 It’s been 50 years since the first barge passed through the lock at Lower Monumental Dam on April 15, …

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Episode 122: The World Wheat O’Clock Report Returns!

Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, takes over the news anchor chair in episode 122 of Wheat All About It! entitled: The World Wheat O’clock Report Returns. The wheat report brings listeners news about our favorite crop as well as stories that affect agriculture and farmers across the Pacific Northwest and the nation. Get the latest on herbicide resistance, glyphosate lawsuits, a late maturity alpha amylase forecast and  more!

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Episode 121: Investigating Insects–And Climate Change–With UI’s Sanford Eigenbrode

Insect population as well as insect biodiversity are on the decline according to many studies and while insects can damage crops, the wholesale reduction is not positive for agriculture. Find out why in episode 121 of Wheat All About It! when Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, speaks with the University of Idaho’s distinguished professor of entomology in an episode entitled: “Investigating Insects—And Climate Change—With Sanford Eigenbrode”. Insects are more than nuisances. They are an integral part of the ecology of agricultural fields.

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