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Feb. 23 – March 2

Posted by | March 2, 2009

Several media reported over the past week on how pending budget cuts might impact extension and 4-H programs across the state.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a public meeting at the grange in Pasco to discuss how to respond to the potential budget and program cuts for extension and 4-H.

An editorial in Sunday’s Tri-City Herald called on the university to avoid extensive budget cuts in extension programs.

Friday’s Auburn Reporter included a letter to the editor from a 13-year old 4-H member about potential budget cuts, with a “comment” response from a representative of the Pierce County 4-H Council.

The web site NPICenter.com reported on an AAAS panel’s findings that organically produced foods are more nutritious and quoted Preston Andrews who served on the panel.

Spokane County Extension’s Lizann Powers-Hammond is quoted discussing canning safety in a Friday Spokesman Review story about a serious case of botulism occurring in Spokane.

Friday’s Tri-City Herald included a brief story on the research at the IAREC on detecting grapevine viruses with a handheld sensor.

Saturday’s Wenatchee World reported on the extension-sponsored chainsaw safety workshop held in Leavenworth on Friday.

The Seattle Times on Thursday published a story about the WSU Extension Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup.

Last Monday’s Fruit Grower Report from the NW Agricultural Information Network aired the second part of its interview with Naidu Rayapati about his research on wine grape leaf roll disease.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Sensors May Speed Detection of Sick Grapevines”