Wheat All About It

By Washington Grain Commission

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Wheat All About It! is a weekly podcast that takes a wide-ranging look at wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest. Since January 2017, Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations for the Washington Grain Commission, has interviewed farmers, researchers, industry leaders and consumers about issues that impact wheat in the region. Educational as well as entertaining, Wheat All About It! is a podcast for anyone who wants to stay up on the crop that’s grown on more acres than any other in the region. For a summary of all episodes visit wagrains.org.

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Episode 171: The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Wheat Prices—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Sets the Scene
27:21
3.31.20 Almost two months have elapsed since WSU economist Randy Fortenbery spoke about wheat market fundamentals at the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum on February 5, 2020, a period which has seen wrenching changes around the world due to the coronavirus. But by definition, fundamentals refer to core principals and don’t change a lot even during […]
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 170: Much Discovered, Much More to Learn: Four Voice From the Falling Number Summit
29:41
3.24.20 The mystery behind the Late Maturity Alpha Amylase phenomenon continues to bedevil researchers, elevator companies and farmers, but even as much is left to learn, there is now much that is understood. Which is why episode 170 is entitled: Much Discovered, Much More to Learn: Four Voice From the Falling Number Summit. The four […]
Mar 24, 2020
Episode 169: Falling Numbers Summit Round 3: Some Answers, But a Whole Lot of Questions Too
26:00
3.17.20 Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service and Washington State University are applying themselves to finding solutions to both manifestations of low falling numbers, that is Late Maturity Alpha Amylase and Pre-harvest Sprout. In episode 169 entitled: “Falling Numbers Summit Round 3: Some Answers, But a Whole Lot of Questions Too”, listen in as ARS […]
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 168: The Angst of Ty Jessup, Marketing Manager for HighLine Grain
26:37
3.10.20 Low falling number discounts caused by a cold shock in the spring don’t occur every year, but they occur more frequently in the region that comprises HighLine Grain’s draw area, which runs approximately from Spokane to Wenatchee, north of Interstate 90. Ty Jessup, the cooperative’s marketing manager has become an expert at loading trains […]
Mar 10, 2020
Episode 167: One Falling Numbers Punch in the Gut is Enough!
23:39
3.3.20 Alex McGregor is chairman of the McGregor Company, but he’s also an advocate for farmers and it was in that latter role he addressed the third Falling Number Summit held in Spokane Jan. 21 & 22. In episode 167 entitled: One Falling Numbers Punch in the Gut is Enough!, McGregor argues that a repeat […]
Mar 03, 2020
Episode 166: A Sunny Long Range Weather Forecast For Wheat Farmers. . .Until August
26:30
2.25.20 Long range weather meteorologist  Art Douglas delivered an almost ideal growing season forecast in his keynote address opening the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum February 4, 2020—except for the ending. Which is why episode 166 is entitled: “A Sunny Long Range Weather Forecast For Wheat Farmers. . . Until August”. Douglas has been serving up […]
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 165: Setting Standards, Breaking Barriers at Today’s WSCIA
28:07
2.18.20 A new generation of leadership is bubbling to the surface of Eastern Washington’s agricultural landscape, personified by Lauren Port, manager of the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. In episode 165 entitled: “Setting Standards, Breaking Barriers at Today’s WSCIA”, listen in as Port describes her path from growing up on the West side of the […]
Feb 18, 2020
Episode 164: The Episodes About the Biggest Threat to PNW Production Agriculture 2
28:52
2.11.20 Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest are no strangers to advice from university weed scientists to rotate their modes of action, referring to the different groups of chemicals that kill weeds. But what if your neighbors don’t rotate their modes of action? In episode 164, the second part of: The Episodes about the Biggest […]
Feb 11, 2020
Episode 163: The Episodes About the Biggest Threat to PNW Production Agriculture
25:28
2.4.20 So many challenges are facing Pacific Northwest wheat farmers nowadays that it’s difficult to choose which one comes first on the list. According to one group of university researchers, however, herbicide weed resistance is in the pole position. Which is why episode 163 and next week’s episode 164 are entitled: The Episodes About the […]
Feb 04, 2020
Episode 162: The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New World Order! 2
25:53
1.28.20 Peter Zeihan, who spoke at the 2019 Tri State Grain Growers Convention in November, is like your smart, hip uncle, telling you things about the world that can leave you elated one minute and scared the next. In episode 162, entitled: The Old World Order is Dead! Long Live the New World Order! 2, […]
Jan 28, 2020