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April 19 – 25

Posted by | April 26, 2010

In the news:

Wednesday’s Wenatchee World included a profile of Tim Smith, named Apple Citizen of the Year for the Apple Blossom Festival.

Western Farmer-Stockman on Friday ran the story of Ray Jussaume‘s role in the recent National Academy of Sciences report on genetically engineered crops.

An opinion column posted Thursday on the news website about the environmental benefits of modern cattle feeding operations cites the research of Jude Capper on the potential impacts of a grass-fed only beef system.

Saturday’s Daily Democrat (Woodland, Calif.) reported on the University of California Davis team of entomology graduate students who finished second to a WSU team in a regional competition of the Entomological Society of America.

Wednesday’s Everett Herald featured a story about a local woman who is organizing a World Oceans Day event, citing her participation in WSU Beach Watchers classes for her inspiration.

The Portland Press Herald (Maine) had a story on Wednesday about the Kneading Conference and Artisan Bread Fair will feature Stephen Jones as one of its speakers, discussing his research on perennial wheat.

A story in the south Puget Sound Weekly Volcano on the benefits of home solar energy installation cites a report by the WSU Extension Energy Program on the potential growth of the solar energy industry.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Mechanical thinner trims costs”

“Researchers: Higher density improves profits”—-ONV-p-5

“Chicken owners get basic training”

“Tree fruit export outlook looks mixed”

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

“Sweet cherry research”

“New pest management website for potato growers coming soon”

“Crop progress and stripe rust update”

E-85 pump grants; Dr. Hans Kok resigning”

News Releases:

“WSU Expertise Contributes to Understanding of Social Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops in U.S. Agriculture”

“WSU Extension’s Beach Watchers Earn Top Honor from Worldwide Water Group”

“WSU Scientist Wins Top Tech Award for Microwave Food Preservation System”

“WSU Enology Team Wins Best Paper Award for Work Addressing Issues Faced by Winemakers”

“WSU Officials, Area Tribal Representatives Gather to Break Ground for

WSU Arboretum, Wildlife Conservation Center”

“Outstanding Volunteer Honor Awarded to Thurston County 4-H Educator”

“Tacoma Business Advisor Receives SBDC Service Excellence and Innovation Award”

“’Ag in Uncertain Times’ Webinar Series Wins WEDA Award of Excellence”

“Tim Smith Named Apple Citizen of the Year”

“Workshops Will Help Farmers Take a Second Look at ‘ACRE’ Program”