Pie Trumps Fire & New Stamps

Pie Trumps Fire & New Stamps

Pie Trumps Fire & New Stamps plus a Milestone Birthday. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

The Carleton Complex fire in north central Washington covered over 255-thousand acres and is the largest recorded fire in the states history. Even with the destruction there is a glimmer of normalcy this weekend in fire ravaged Pateros as the 67th Apple Pie Jamboree will go on as usual. Eating competitions, basketball games, live music, and of course, apple pie. But as cleanup work continues the annual event will go on and as one organizer said; " When you're eating apple pie together, it's going to be good."

Well philatelists or as they are better known, stamp collectors, will be excited to hear that the United States Postal Service is the unveiling a set of four stamps that celebrate Farmers Market. U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the stamps will celebrate food and farming.

DONAHOE: We're pleased to add four new stamps that celebrate farmer's markets and the benefit of eating fresh local and seasonal food. We've had stamps devoted to fruit, vegetables, flowers, wheat, corn as well as agricultural states and farms themselves. Farmer's markets flourish in every state.

Now, what do the famous wildfire prevention bear and a well known Hollywood actor have in common? Rod Bain reports.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Rod. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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