PULLMAN, Wash. — It’s quiet now in Johnson Hall. The only sounds are the footfalls of workers clearing out the last few bits of equipment from the laboratories and classrooms that until recently had occupied the sprawling building.

Gone is the bustle of students, scientists and teachers who cultivated curiosity, puzzling through the problems that farmers worldwide face.

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Field Reporter, Spokane

I have been covering wheat and other topics for Capital Press since 2008. Recent stories include radicchio, emus, aphids and a Q&A with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. If you have a news tip, please contact me at 509-688-9923 or mweaver@capitalpress.com

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