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Posted by | February 18, 2008

On Friday the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council announced that its latest revenue forecast reduces expected state revenue by $423.4 million for the 2007-09 biennium.

An editorial in today’s Seattle Post Intelligencer calls on Congress to make significant reforms before passing the farm bill, specifically in the area of subsidies.

KLEW-TV, Lewiston, interviewed Tim Murray and aired a story about the threat of snow mold in winter wheat. The Wenatchee World also published a brief item about the threat of snow mold.

Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported that the Snokist Growers Cooperative is closing its fresh fruit packing facility to focus on its processing business.

Washington Farm Bureau president Steve Appel wrote a guest column that appeared in Thursday’s Seattle Times calling on the state to do more to help farmers secure a legal workforce.

A story in New York’s Newsday on Thursday on concerns about using mulch products produced from recycled tires cites research by Linda Chalker-Scott and directs readers to her report online on rubberized mulches.

A story in Saturday’s Vancouver Columbian on the threat of an apple maggot infestation in Clark County cites WSU Clark County Extension as an information source on combating the pest.

Western Farmer Stockman published the story of AgWeatherNet service coming to the Palouse region based on a Crop & Soil Sciences news release.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story on the Ruckelshaus Center’s announcement of funding for four ag pilot projects; and a brief item about WSU 4-H honoring Yakima Co-op’s Pat Long for supporting 4-H.