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Posted by | December 13, 2010

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday on the comments of David Granatstein in response to a decline in organic apple acreage in the state.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=12347371&page=1

The Times of India is among the publications to report on the finding by Susan Fluegel that whey supplements reduce blood pressure.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Whey-supplements-significantly-reduce-BP/articleshow/7070705.cms

Monday’s Skagit Valley Herald reported on local farmers who recently graduated from the Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching course.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/program_aims_to_draw_new_farmers_into_the_fold/

Public radio’s Northwest News Network aired an interview Tuesday with Jim Freed on picking the perfect Christmas tree.

http://news.opb.org/article/20157-how-pick-out-perfect-christmas-tree/

Friday’s Bellingham Herald included the announcement of the Master Gardener Manual being available for purchase. The story also appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/12/10/1765461/master-gardener-program-offers.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Grower fees to support WSU”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-hort-fundraiser-121010

“Film students gain insights about beef”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/TH-beef-videos-w-photos-infobox-121010

“Molecule provides big boost to apples”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-AGRIB-tech–100110-smart-fresh

“Washington organic apple acreage falls in 2010′

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-WA-Organic-fruit-120810

“Business plan builds foundation for profit”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-FIN-SVC-bizplan-121010-art

“Workshops focus on oil seed crops”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Oilseed-workshops-121010-Bill-Pan-mug

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

“WSU preliminary budget cut plan”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17995

“State Senator comments on ag research and the state budget”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18010

“Compressed air workshop”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-17998

“Compressed air seminar, Part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18000

News Releases:

“Have a Cheesy New Year with WSU Short Courses on Cheesemaking”

“Food Safety and Other Storm Survival Information Available from WSU”