Ryan wheat variety update 3

A test plot of Washington State University’s soft white spring wheat variety Ryan stands June 13 at the dryland research station in Lind, Wash. Shepherd’s Grain hopes to increase its domestic market and build an export market selling the variety for noodle production.

A Pacific Northwest farmer-owned flour company hopes to increase its domestic business and build an export market using Washington State University’s soft white spring wheat variety Ryan.

Shepherd’s Grain recently shipped nine rail cars of Ryan to the ADM mill in Los Angeles for the domestic noodle manufacturing industry.

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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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