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April 13 – 20

Posted by | April 20, 2009

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the growth in organic production in central Washington based on this year’s CSANR Organic Profile. Other media including the Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Times, SeattlePI.com and KOMO-TV also used the story.

A front-page story in Wednesday’s Wenatchee World reported on one of the high school programs that comprise the 4-H Eco-stewardship program.

An editorial column in Friday’s Seattle Times about the challenges facing Puget Sound cleanup efforts in a difficult economy called for more legislative support for educational and volunteer programs like WSU Beach Watchers.

A guest article appearing in Monday’s Seattle Times opinion page supporting legislative funding for the Life Sciences Discovery Fund cited WSU’s leadership in eastern Washington in biotechnology and life sciences.

A story in Tuesday’s Peninsula Daily News on the Clallam County Commissioners’ meeting included a report on Clallam County Extension’s Curtis Beus briefing the commission on possible impacts of WSU budget cuts to extension programs.

On Tuesday the N.W. Ag Information Network aired a story with WSU research farms manager Ryan Davis about the prospect of imposing service fees for research plots on the farms.

The N.W. Ag Information Network’s Fruit Grower Report on Tuesday aired an interview with Extension’s Gene Kupferman about the upcoming WSU Fruit Quality school to be held in Ellensburg.

On Thursday the SeedQuest website published the story of a Nature Conservancy grant for WSU, ARS and others to research the use of a bacteria for biological control of rangeland cheatgrass.

The garden column in Friday’s Yakima Herald-Republic, on growing heirloom tomatoes from seed, cites the Master Gardeners as its information source.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Regional Scientists Receive $500,000 Grant to Test Weed-Fighting Bacteria”

Misc.

U.S. Web Talk Radio, an online radio station boasting 45,000 daily listeners, has requested permission to begin airing the “Food Safety in a Minute” podcasts produced by King County Extension’s Susie Craig.