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Posted by | February 21, 2011

The Associated Press reported Friday on the $20 million USDA grant to University of Idaho, WSU and OSU to study the relationship between climate change and cereal crop production. Several media outlets carried the story.

Wednesday’s Seattle Times reported on former CAHNRS Dean Jim Cook receiving the prestigious Wolf Award for agriculture.

An editorial in Friday’s Seattle Times congratulated Cook for winning the Wolf Award and lauded his contributions to agriculture.

Wednesday’s Desert Sun (California) reported on Jim Cook receiving the Wolf Award, referring to him as a part-time Palm Desert resident.

Tim Smith is among those quoted in a Saturday Wenatchee World story about assessing the damage to orchards and vineyards from November’s cold snap.

The e-newsletter and web site reported on the second FDA approval of Juming Tang’s microwave sterilization technology, calling it a “major milestone.”

A story in U.S. News and World Report on Friday about research findings on black bear hibernation at the University of Alaska published in Science included comments by Lynne Nelson on how the findings compare with WSU’s grizzly bear research.

On Tuesday the Skagit Valley Herald reported that an organic flourmill is moving from Bellingham to Burlington, with comments from Steve Jones on how the move could increase local interest in grains as a rotation crop.

Tuesday’s Dairy Herd magazine announced a series of three meetings sponsored by WSU Extension and WSDA to discuss a pending FDA milk-sampling program.–WSU-residue-meeting-for-dairy-producers–veterinarians.html

An editorial in Thursday’s Yakima Herald Republic discussed the value of the dairy industry to the county and a WSU study underway to determine safe levels of emissions that could lead to further federal regulations.

The Stanwood-Camano News on Thursday published a story on WSU Beach Watcher Barbara Brock being named Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year.’s-barbara-brock-named-island-county-coastal-volunteer-of-the-year/

Friday’s Spokesman Review included a guest article by Pat Munts on community gardening and announcing a meeting to explore forming a communitywide community gardening network.

WSU Small Farms Team members are the sources for a story in Thursday’s Central Kitsap Reporter on raising chickens at home.

The KOMO-TV web site on Thursday posted a story provided by the Murrow News Service on the lack of broadband access in parts of rural Washington with comments from Extension’s Monica Babine.

On Thursday Western Farm Press published Kathy Barnard’s story on raising camelina for biodiesel and other uses.

Western Farm Press also published a story on the article co-authored by David Granatstein on the global growth in organic horticulture.

Monday’s Woodland Daily Democrat (Calif.) included a Valentine’s Day feature on honey with comments from bee geneticist Susan Cobey who has a dual appointment with WSU and UC Davis.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Feds give $20 million grant to study winter wheat”

“WSU ag professor wins Wolf Prize”

“Asparagus funds inspire hope for industry rebound”

“Program focuses on conservation”

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

“WSU plant pathologist James Cook wins prestigious award”

“Supporting the local wine industry”

News Releases:

“Teens Learn about Politics and the Media at WSU 4-H Conference”

“WSU Researchers Find Better Way to Protect Organic Produce Consumers”

“Media Advisory: Friday News Conference about Northwest Climate Change Research”

“WSU Plant Pathologist James Cook Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize”

“Camano’s Barbara Brock Named Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year”

“Running on Camelina: Pressing Oil Seed to Meet Pressing Energy Needs”

“Climate Change, Grain Production is Focus of $20 million Grant for UI, WSU, OSU”