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Posted by | August 31, 2009

The Kitsap Sun on Saturday reported on the role attorney and Bainbridge Island resident Bill Marler played in keeping the common reading program and the choice of “Omnivore’s Dilemma” from being dropped.

Public Radio’s Northwest News Network on Friday aired an interview with economist Shannon Neibergs about the affects of the global recession on Northwest farm exports.

Monday’s California Farmer reported on efforts of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to inform a TIME Magazine reporter about the industry’s perspective on raising cattle, including putting him in touch with WSU’s Jude Capper as one of the leading experts on environmental impacts of ranching.

On Tuesday the USDA Agriculture Research Service published a story on the research led by ARS scientist Steve Clement at WSU in developing pest resistant varieties of chickpeas.

A Saturday Ellensburg Record story on plans for a massive solar energy project near Cle Elum included comments from Extension solar specialist Mike Nelson about the facility’s potential energy production capability.

Mike Nelson was also quoted in a Puget Sound Business Journal article about an Arlington-based solar company receiving certification to sell its products.

A story in Wednesday’s Seattle Times on the importance of native pollinators in light of colony collapse disorder includes the comments of Sharon Collman and cites Steve Sheppard’s research on the disorder.

An opinion piece in Tuesday’s University of Nebraska Gateway on the importance of interactions with nature to health cites Virginia Lohr’s research on the benefits of having plants in office spaces.

In this week’s Capital Press

Aired last week on the N.W. Ag Information Network

News Releases

  • “National Organic Center Supports WSU Research”
  • “Aloha Shirt Exhibit Reflects Ethnic Diversity and Unity of Hawaii”


Agriculture and business reporter Ingrid Stegemoeller is leaving the Tri-City Herald this week for other opportunities. The new ag reporter is Drew Foster.