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Posted by | April 18, 2011

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported that the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center received a grant from the Federal Economic Development Administration partly because of its proximity to the IAREC in Prosser.
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/04/13/1448768/prossers-clore-wine-center-lands.html

Tuesday’s Skagit Valley Herald reported on an increase in organic production in the county despite the overall decline statewide reported in CSANR’s annual organic profile.
http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/skagit_county_adds_organic_producer_despite_states_dip/

A feature in Sunday’s Eastern Iowa Life about local school gardening projects included information about the USDA-funded, WSU-led Healthy Gardens – Healthy Youth school garden pilot project.
http://easterniowalife.com/2011/04/17/eastern-iowa-students-getting-back-to-the-earth-with-gardening-programs/

A story in Thursday’s Lexington Clipper Herald (Nebraska) on why beef is healthy and good for the environment cites Jude Capper‘s research on the reduced carbon footprint of modern beef production.
http://www.lexch.com/ara/green_living/12969.txt

On Monday the South Sound Business Examiner reported on the installation of the area’s first industrial rain garden, mentioning that it was done as part of the joint WSU/Stewardship Partners 12,000 Rain Gardens campaign.
http://www.businessexaminer.com/blog/tote-installing-first-industrial-rain/

The Wenatchee World reported on Saturday that retired WSU horticulturist Gene Kupferman has been named the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival Apple Citizen of the Year.
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/apr/16/kupferman-named-festivals-apple-citizen-of-the/

On Monday KEPR-TV reported that a sister city delegation from Poland would be visiting several sites in Prosser, included the IAREC.
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/119636529.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Crop mixture selected for cover ‘cocktail’ project”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Cover-crop-mix-update-041511-Diana-Roberts-mug

“Jury favors packer in ozone treatment case”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-purfresh-041511

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

EPA exempts milk from spill regulation; grant for WSU to study co-existence of switch grass and hybrid poplar”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18984

“Insect and aphid tracking for spud growers”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-19002

News Releases:

“WSU, UI Students to Present Work Examining Implications of Industrialization of U.S. Highway 12”