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Podcast Dissects Falling Number Phenomenon

Paperboy_1400Learn more about the discount that cost Eastern Washington wheat farmers at least $30 million and perhaps as much as $140 million in 2016.

Episodes 12 & 13 of the Washington Grain Commission-sponsored podcast, Wheat All About It! both address falling numbers. The two podcasts are from a falling numbers panel held during Spokane Ag Expo.

The first, Falling Numbers 101, features Central Washington Grain Growers grain merchandiser Ty Jessup, also a WGC commissioner, and Don Potts, regional manager of the Washington State Grain Inspection Service. They explain the phenomenon from their professional perspectives. Episode 13, Falling Numbers 102, is devoted to Arron Carter, Washington State University winter wheat breeder, who addresses the science behind the discount.

And while you’re there, listen to Episode 9, Going to the Wheat Academy. Go to wagrains.org or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Facebook by searching for Wheat All About It!

View the Wheat All About It! podcasts here.

For questions, contact Scott Yates with the Washington Grain Commission at syates@wagrains.org .

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