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Dec. 14 – 21

Posted by | December 21, 2009

Last Monday’s Seattle Times featured a front page story on Gary Chastagner and his research to develop the perfect Christmas tree.

The story about Gary Chastagner‘s Christmas tree research was also distributed by United Press International and generated stories in several other media both nationally and locally, including on KCPQ-TV in Seattle.

A story in Monday’s Central Valley Business Times (Calif.) on the decline in U.S. asparagus production due to foreign competition, included comments from Carter Clary on recent progress in developing a viable mechanical harvester.

The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that the King County Council voted to restore funding for King County 4-H programs and the county fair.

Tuesday’s Auburn Reporter also reported on the council’s restoration of funding for King County 4-H programs.

A story in Tuesday’s Everett Herald warned that current fixes in the Snohomish County 2010 budget may result in future budget problems mentions that the new budget restores county funding for Snohomish County Extension.

Wednsday’s Whidbey Examiner reported on protests to the Island County Commissioners over reductions in law and justice program funding while providing at least some funding for non-mandated programs including Island County Extension.

The Associated Press recently reported on the city of Ellensburg’s developing of what is believe to be the first community solar park in the nation, being installed with the help of the WSU Northwest Solar Center.

In this week’s Capital Press

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

News Releases

  • “Radiant Zone Dryer Preserves Antioxidants in Dried Blueberry Powder”
  • “Job Skills Defined for Fastest Growing Renewable Energy Sector”
  • “What’s the Secret to a Fresh, Safe Christmas Tree? Water, and Lots of It”

Misc.

Happy Holidays from Marketing & News Services. Brian Clark will be out of the office until Dec. 29 and Kathy Barnard will be out on Dec. 23.