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Posted by | April 19, 2010

A posting on the food processing industry website processingtalk.com announced that Juming Tang’s microwave sterilization process will be the keynote topic at the 2010 Total Processing and Packaging conference.

http://www.processingtalk.com/news/tot/tot125.html

The American Society for Agronomy announced Friday that its president, WSU’s Fran Pierce, was among an exclusive group of scientists invited to the White House for its Conference on the Great Outdoors.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/563545/?sc=rssn

On Wednesday the Peninsula Daily News (Pt. Angeles) reported on a speech by Curtis Beus to the Sequim Chamber of Commerce in which he encouraged support for small, local farms to provide local food.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20100414/news/304149991

Tuesday’s Othello Outlook reported on President Floyd‘s town hall meeting there in which he reiterated that agriculture continues to be among the university’s top priorities.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=10042

Friday’s Western Farmer-Stockman included the story of WSU’s research project on biodegradable mulches.

http://mobile.westernfarmerstockman.com/main.aspx?ascxid=cmsNewsStory&rmid=0&rascxid=&args=&rargs=9&dt=634070226355598000&cmsSid=37364&cmsScid=9

The Wenatchee World on Friday reported on Chelan County assuming the lease of the Colockum Research Station and continuing its use as an educational facility, including continued use by WSU programs.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/apr/16/colockum-station-gets-new-lease-on-life-under/

A column in Friday’s Seattle Times by editorial writer Lance Dickie on changes needed in the state transportation system cited information from the Curtis Hinman and David McLean presentations at the WSU Innovators forum.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2011618551_lance16.html?syndication=rss

The Peninsula Gateway (Gig Harbor) reported Wednesday that the recently approved Pierce County supplemental budget includes a 25 percent reduction in county funding for Pierce County Extension.

http://www.gateline.com/2010/04/13/6732/county-cuts-49m-from-general-fund.html

The Everett Herald reported on Thursday that Snohomish County officials are asking all county departments to implement a 2.6 percent budget reduction, with one county councilmember suggesting that the county instead looking at cutting non-mandated programs including Snohomish County Extension.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100415/NEWS01/704159898/0/SPORTS09

A news release issued Tuesday announced the World Tulip Summit being held in the Skagit Valley, cosponsored by WSU.

http://www.2010worldtulipsummit.com/

On Friday the Kitsap Sun published a guest article by Kitsap County Extension’s Peg Tillery about dealing with household ants.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/apr/16/peg-tillery-ants-on-the-move/

An article in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald on home canning recommended taking pressure canners to the Tri-City Extension office to have gauges tested for accuracy, and to obtain information on safe food preservation.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/04/14/976255/have-your-canner-tested-before.html

Cameron Peace was quoted in an article in the April 16 edition of Science Magazine.

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/328/5976/301.pdf

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Winter grain mite outbreak reported”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Winter-grain-mite-041610-Diana-Roberts-mug

“Organic farm drafting future with horsepower”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/All-rf-farm-plan-with-horses-w-art

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

“Tim Smith, WSU Extension”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16167

“Washington ag avoids big, direct tax hits from special session”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16161

News Releases:

“WSU Ferry County Extension Hosts Bio Energy Day 2010 on April 23”

“Carbon Market Practices, Policies Focus of April 24 Workshop”

“Ag Practices, Policies Can Help Sequester Carbon, WSU Scientist Says”

“WSU Professor Honored for Common Reading Activities; ‘Feeding the World’ Panel Discussion to Air on KWSU May 9″

“’Do You Know Where Your Child Is?’ Parental Monitoring vs. Communication Topic of WSU Extension Webinar April 21”