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Dec. 7 – 14

Posted by | December 14, 2009

A front-page story with color photo in Friday’s Lewiston Tribune covered the opening of a display of landscape architecture graduate students’ work on the future of the Lewiston waterfront.

A news release issued Monday announced $2 million in funding in the 2010 U.S. Senate appropriations bill for algae biofuel research through WSU.

A story in Tuesday’s USA Today about meat from spent layer hens being included in federally provided food for school lunches cited a study done by the WSU Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory that found significantly higher incidence of salmonella in spent hens than in broiler hens.

Monday’s Everett Herald reported that the proposed Island County budget includes program cuts to WSU Island County Extension.

An article in Sunday’s Kitsap Sun about the Olympic Peninsula’s brush picking industry for floral displays includes comments from Extension’s Jim Freed.

Jim Freed is also quoted in a sidebar article in Sunday’s Kitsap Sun about labor disputes in the peninsula brush picking industry,

In this week’s Capital Press

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

News Releases

  • “WSU Extension Energy Program to help Washington industries benefit from a portion of $9 million for the state from Enron settlement dollars”
  • “Program to Aid Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Receives a Nearly $750,000 Boost”

Misc.

Agricultural reporter Dan Wheat recently left the Wenatchee World and is now central Washington reporter for Capital Press.