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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • The value of saving the Jackson County Extension Service from closing is most essential to help us meet the challenge of global warming in the valley. Why? Because higher temperatures, loss of topsoil and the shortage of irrigation water for farming will be challenging without ready agricultural and forestry information from the local Extension Service.
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  • The value of saving the Jackson County Extension Service from closing is most essential to help us meet the challenge of global warming in the valley. Why? Because higher temperatures, loss of topsoil and the shortage of irrigation water for farming will be challenging without ready agricultural and forestry information from the local Extension Service.
    Talk of closing the service doesn't make sense to save $204,204 while losing 31 personnel and $1,731,650 from state, federal, and competitive grants. This service supports agriculture, forestry, youth and family development including 4-H, and natural resource management programs that are central to the economic vitality of this county.
    We must find the funds to support the Extension Service by including a levy, service charge and/or sponsors. Are there other ways to raise funds to support this important service? — Porter Lombard, Medford
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