Levi Kukes

Levi Kukes

Quincy, Wash., FFA junior Levi Kukes has a tough time picking his favorite rangeland plant.

"Oh boy, that's difficult," he said. "They all are so incredible and it's such a diverse ecosystem and they all do something a little bit different."

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Field Reporter, Spokane

I have been covering wheat and other topics for Capital Press since 2008. Recent stories include emus, radicchio, aphids, Q&As with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, National Association of Wheat Growers president Nicole Berg of Paterson, Wash., and national FFA president Cole Baerlocher, of Colfax, Wash; and a look at umami, or savoriness, the fifth basic taste sensation. If you have a news tip, please contact me at 509-688-9923 or mweaver@capitalpress.com

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