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Project could become model to help communitites

A pilot project to put fragile land into grass-fed beef production could serve as a model to protect the environment and supplement farm income.

 

WSU is conducting the two-year project in Adams County on land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program. The CRP was created by the 1985 federal farm bill to pay farmers to remove highly erodible land from production for 10 to 15 years.

 

More than 1 million acres in Washington is enrolled in CRP. While the program has protected land and helped farmers, it has harmed local economies. With future funding uncertain, farmers with expiring contracts must decide … » More …

WSU Vancouver grads and faculty honored

VANCOUVER – May 10 is graduation day for 711 students of WSU Vancouver. Each year, one undergraduate student as well as two faculty members receive a special mention during the ceremony.

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Achievement will go to David Neuhauser, 44. Despite great personal difficulty in recent years, Neuhauser is receiving his Bachelor of Arts in human development, with a 3.87 GPA.

“The human development faculty and staff supported me through so much, even when they didn’t know it,” he said. “The professors were always so approachable – they were like friends as well as teachers.”

Selected by the students of WSU … » More …