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Gary West
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Editor of the Hermiston Herald, Hermiston editor for the East Oregonian
Editor of the Hermiston Herald, Hermiston editor for the East Oregonian

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Have you checked out the digital news site "Ag of the West" yet?

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A +Storify on today's hubbub over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's newsletter post urging employees to try Meatless Monday in the cafeteria. http://storify.com/capitalpress/usda-criticized-for-meatless-mondays-posts

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I can't help but think about the "Star Trek" episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" whenever I hear anything about triticale. But this isn't quadrotriticale. This wheat and rye hybrid is being swathed to feed dairy cattle.
Reporter Dan Wheat has a story and video about triticale harvest near Royal City, Wash.

Wow, Google+ looks radically different today! Will I be able to find my way around?

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Congratulations to +Agchat on it's third anniversary and the +AgChat Foundation on it's second anniversary. While I don't participate in AgChat as often as I would like to, the weekly conversation launched three years ago played a huge role in my understanding of Twitter, social media and made be feel connected to the wider ag media and agriculture communities. Thank you, and happy birthday!

It looks like I now have the option of added other managers on to a G+ page I created. I am glad to see that. Now I just need some more managers for the +Capital Press page.

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For family and friends who may wonder where I've been working and how I've been earning a paycheck for the past six and a half years, here's one of my bosses explaining a little bit about the place I work — the Capital Press.
If you aren't too familiar with the Capital Press, now in our 85th year, Managing Editor Carl Sampson can tell you a little bit more about who we are and what we do in this 90-second video.

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Yes, the video mentions zombies, or would that be zom-bees? Today's ag update video is now online.

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Trying out Storify for the first time, and what do I do? The first story I post and I have a typo. Grrr! I fixed in in the Storify post, but it still shows up wrong on the G+ and Facebook posts I already made. Have I mentioned I need, and admire, copy editors?
Playing around with Storify and may have finally figured out when and how we might use this new tool. The story about the Oregon wolf that traveled to California has garnered a lot of attention online and we've collected post about it, now that there appears to be a photo of the predator.

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But I am clapping perfectly clearly, why can't you figure out the tune?
Have you ever felt like you were just repeating yourself over and over again and you just can't get through to someone?

Here's a little lesson/game I learned last year that helps us understand how a misunderstanding works and gives us something to chew on in how to work with people in the future.
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