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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Ceremony celebrates USDA and WSU partnership


August 3, 2023

Reid Thompson | The Gazette

Wendy Powers, Dr. Elizabeth Chilton, Sen. Patty Murray, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young and Dr. Simon Liu break ground on the facility.

PULLMAN - On Tuesday, July 26th, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Plant Sciences Building that will be the home to scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Washington State University (WSU).

The new facility, located on the WSU campus, will be a center for research focused on enhancing the health, sustainability, and profitability of dryland and irrigated agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.

During the ceremony, Vilsack emphasized the importance of agricultural...

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