Industry leaders take part in ag business podcast

Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers; Glen Squires, CEO of the Washington Grain Commission; and Rob Rich, vice president of marine services at the Shaver Transportation Company, recently appeared on The Business of Agriculture podcast, hosted by Damian Mason, to talk about the importance of the Columbia-Snake River System.

Mason and his guests discuss how environmental activism is taking food off Americans’ plates by advocating for the breaching of dams on the river system, which consists of 465 miles that act as agricultural infrastructure. The waterways and their eight dams allow barges to move 10% of America’s exported wheat and 40% of the inland Northwest’s total wheat production. In short, the river system is vital for food production as well as the economies of agriculturally dependent communities in three states.