Wheat All About It

Wheat All About It

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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.


180: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger 2
Jun 2 • 28 min
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…
179: Older & Wiser, Insight from Money Farm Founder Mike Krueger
May 26 • 26 min
5.26.20 He recently retired from more than 40 years helping farmers sell their grain, but that hasn’t stopped Mike Krueger from having opinions about changes to the market that have occurred since he took his first job with Cargill in 1974. In episode…
178: A Philippine-Centric View of South Asia Wheat Demand
May 19 • 26 min
5.19.20 The Philippines has been the No. 1 market for Pacific Northwest soft white wheat for four years running, reason enough to listen to a presentation given by the director of national sales of the flour division of Universal Robina Corporation based…
177: Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes 2
May 12 • 23 min
5.12.20 There have been a lot of changes around the world as a result of COVID-19, including an oil market that has collapsed. In episode 177 entitled, “Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes 2,” listen in as…
176: Thrust and Parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes
May 5 • 22 min
5.5.20 What does a COVID-19 world look like to an agricultural economist? In episode 176 and next week’s episode 177 entitled: “Thrust and parry—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Takes on Wheat and the World’s Woes,” he discusses the lack of a market…
175: Wheat in the Time of COVID-19
Apr 28 • 24 min
4.28.20 City-dwellers are dealing with major impacts from the coronavirus, but life on the farm is also undergoing changes. In episode 175 entitled: “Wheat in the Time of COVID-19”, listen in as six veteran farmers from Eastern Washington talk about how…
174: The Inside Scoop on Northwest Wheat Research
Apr 21 • 29 min
4.21.20 Wheat farming in the Pacific Northwest has many moving parts, not the least of which are research efforts aimed at ensuring the crop remains ahead of all the challenges nipping at its heels. In episode 174 entitled: The Inside Scoop on Northwest…
173: More World Wheat O’Clock Report!
Apr 14 • 21 min
4.14.20 Are you seeking a respite from the steady drumbeat of coronavirus coverage? Then it’s time to cue up the recurring Wheat All About It! feature entitled: More World Wheat O’Clock Report! in episode 173. A collection of news items that impacts the…
172: The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Wheat Prices—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Sets the Scene, 2
Apr 7 • 26 min
4.7.20 Return to the second half of WSU Randy Fortenbery’s presentation before the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum in episode 172 entitled: “The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Wheat Prices—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Sets the Scene, 2”, as the economist focuses…
171: The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Wheat Prices—WSU Economist Randy Fortenbery Sets the Scene
Mar 31 • 27 min
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.…