(photo: University of Idaho plant researcher Danny Barney grows berry plants from seed in his lab at the Sandpoint Research Center. They hope to grow huckleberries as a commercial crop one day.)
SANDPOINT, ID - Northwest colleges and universities have been tightening their belts in this tough economy. Some are dropping degree programs and refocusing their basic fields of study. But the University of Idaho is proposing cuts even in places that go to the core of its agricultural mission as a land-grant institution. Within the next few weeks, the university expects to announce whether it’s closing three ag research facilities.
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