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Friday, February 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Washington wheat

Wheat ranks among Washington’s most valuable farm products, but the technologies that produce it – and the economics that bring it to market – are evolving. Farms that have raised grain for generations now look to a future of consolidation and change. And not only the farms themselves – Washington’s academic institutions, which have long played a leading role in the development of new wheat strains, also face fresh competition from an expanding agribusiness sector.