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Posted by | August 23, 2010

On Tuesday the Wall Street Journal‘s Washington Wire blog noted that Cougar Gold was on the menu of a fundraising lunch with President Obama in Seattle, and provided a link to the WSU Creamery website.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/08/17/sampling-cougar-gold-at-obama-fund-raiser/

An editorial in Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald weighed in to support forming a local Public Development Authority in Richland to advance the development of the proposed WSU wine science center.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/08/17/1132979/wsu-tri-cities-wine-center-key.html

Several of the state’s news outlets this week published a Wine Press Northwest story recounting the history of the state’s oldest wine-grape vineyard and how its owner convinced WSU’s Walter Clore to pursue wine grape research.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/aug/17/sunnysides-upland-estates-label-has-lengthy/

The WSU Small Farms Program’s Bee Cha is among those quoted in front page Seattle Times story on Monday about how the weather has made this a difficult year for Hmong farmers.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2012632277_hmong16.html

Sunday’s Lewiston Morning Tribune featured an article on workshops offered by WSU Asotin County Extension on composting, and on the efforts to promote composting by Dan Caldwell who started WSU’s composting program.

http://www.lmtribune.com/story/northwest/515422/

The September issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine includes a lengthy article on sedums that features two photos of sedum beds at the Thurston County Master Gardeners‘ Closed Loop demonstration garden.

(P. 161-2 and 164. No link available)

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Nurseries feed demand for edible plants”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-NURSERY-hot-sellers-071610-art-p-7

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

“WSU President outlines administrative reorganization”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17152

“WSU gets $1.5 million in CIG grants”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17144

“A larger apple crop; another record wine grape crop”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17129