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WSU Vancouver offers forum on economic renewal and community identity
April 8, 2009

WSU Vancouver will offer a public panel forum on economic renewal and community identity, April 15 from 12-1:15 p.m. in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This event is free and open to the public.


Community leaders Kelly Sills, Ginger Metcalf and Paul Speer will lead the discussion about Clark County’s hard choices and significant opportunities to rebuild its economy and shape the identity of our community.


Sills is the economic development manager for the Board of Clark County Commissioners. Metcalf is the executive director of Identity Clark County. Speer is a board member of Leadership Clark County.

Roller coaster economy tightens credit for growers
October 29, 2008

PULLMAN -With dim prospects for higher prices on the near horizon, some eastern Wash. wheat growers may be forced to sell their crops at less than break-even prices to pay off loans they obtained to plant this year’s crop.

“Banks are less inclined to stretch out loans to refinance in this environment,” said Douglas Young, a WSU agricultural economist. “If you are under pressure to make payments on last year’s loan and you’ve got to make payments, then you probably will have to sell.”

The price for soft white wheat plummeted from $15.12 to $4.70 per … » More …