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Episode 99: Howard Nelson’s Hunt: Seeking the Elusive Eastern Washington Alternative Crop

Wheat is the king of Eastern Washington’s dryland field crops, but there has never been a shortage of alternative crops seeking to share its throne. For most of his career, HighLine Grain’s Howard Nelson has been evaluating alternatives to wheat, looking for the perfect rotational fit with wheat—a search he believes has netted three definite […]

By |November 13th, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Brian Cochrane and Stacy Kniveton Candidates



District 5 Candidates
Brian F. Cochrane
Kahlotus, WA

Candidate Profile:
Education: US Air Force Academy; MS USC
Years of Farming: 12
Affiliations: Lifetime member WAWG

Candidate Statement:
With over 100 years and 4 generations of dry land wheat and barley farming I embrace the mission of the Washington Grain Commission of increasing knowledge/education, marketing, and research. My name is Brian Cochrane; I am […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Growing wheat is practicing chemistry

By Dana Herron

How many of you are familiar with cereal chemistry?  Does the phrase conjure up visions of mad scientists frantically whipping up a new cereal?  Actually, you’re not that far off!  The only misnomer is the mad part.  Let me explain.

Recently three wheat commissioners and Mary Sullivan, vice president of the Washington Grain Commission, […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Chugging toward the last stop on the eyespot, Cephalosporium stripe express

By Tim Murray

There is a light at the end of the Cephalosporium stripe and eyespot tunnel—and it’s not a train!

Cephalosporium and eyespot, which was formerly referred to as strawbreaker foot rot, have been through several tunnels already and come out better for it in terms of our understanding of the diseases as well as reducing […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Sixty years of advocacy!

By Scott A. Yates

Reading the minutes from the first meeting of the Washington Wheat Commission held on April 30, 1958 reveals the creation of an organization that went through some birthing pains.
Or as Joe Dwyer, then the director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, said as acting chairman of the organization at the inaugural […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments