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Feb. 8 – 14

Posted by | March 5, 2010

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. issued a news release announcing that it has received an $855,000 Small Business Technology Transfer grant in partnership with WSU for Phase II development of gluten-free wheat varieties.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a panel discussion moderated by the Extension energy Program’s Alan Hardcastle on renewable energy jobs as part of the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference.

The Columbia Basin Herald recently reported on a meeting between the director of the Potato Variety Management Institute and the McDonald’s Corporation to discuss the use of new varieties developed by the Tri-State Breeding Program for its French fries.

The Puget Sound Business Journal reported on the WSU economic survey of the Seattle Executives Association that found a majority of businesses are selling some items below cost to stay in business.

An announcement in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune (Iowa) for a 4-H Junior Iron Chef contest mentions that one of the resources for contestants will be the Junior Chef Club curriculum developed by WSU Extension.

A story in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star about Purdue University’s common reading program mentioned the experience of WSU with the “Omnivore’s Dilemma.”

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Stemless cherry work launched”

“Apple maggot worries some growers”

“Finland rejects apples over pesticide residue”

Ag industry abuzz with electric vehicle movement”

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

“WSU Research Programs”

“Stem rust forecast; cattlemen in Olympia”

News Releases:

“WSU Extension 4-H, USDA, Defense Department Partner to Serve Military Families”

“Biometeorologist to Present Campbell Lecture at WSU, Feb. 16”

“Teens Become Lobbyists at WSU 4-H Conference, Feb. 13-16 in Olympia”

“Slots Still Available for Family Forest Expo in Auburn”

“Hmong Farmers Receive Culturally Appropriate Training — and Learn to Pass It On”

“Seattle Business Execs Selling Below Cost to Stay Afloat, WSU Survey Results Say”