Smith, Wyden Win Substantial Funds For Oregon Agriculture Projects
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) today announced that Oregon should receive substantial funds for agricultural projects under the Senate's agriculture appropriations legislation.
The Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems (STEEP) III project will receive $634,000
$361,000 for research at the National Laboratory for Molluscan Broodstock in Newport
$400,000 for expanded research on Sudden Oak Death
$300,000 for the Medusahead Challenge, the consortium of land owners and managers in eastern Oregon to implement a strategic plan to combat the spread of the Medusahead weed
It's very ironic how everyone describes other state's worthless projects as "pork barrel spending" but when it comes time for money to flow into our state it suddenly becomes something that we "won."
I mean, I am really interested in molluscs too but I'm not sure we need a taxpayer funded National Labratory to study them.
The $361,000 mollusc