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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.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Arcadia-Biosciences-Receives-bw-3944161728.html?x=0&.v=1

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.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/business/story/896117.html

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.

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/articles/2010/02/10/news/doc4b6c6329596d9408339449.txt

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.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/02/08/daily27.html

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.

http://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/1609199.html

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

http://www.indystar.com/article/20100214/NEWS/2140376/Purdue-common-reading-program-s-goal-tolerance

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Stemless cherry work launched”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-cherry-102910

“Apple maggot worries some growers”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-pestsider1-012910

“Finland rejects apples over pesticide residue”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-residue-012910

Ag industry abuzz with electric vehicle movement”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Energy-conference-electric-vehicles-021210-art

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

“WSU Research Programs”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-15655

“Stem rust forecast; cattlemen in Olympia”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15656

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”