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Posted by | March 5, 2010

Thursday’s Lewiston Tribune reported on President Floyd’s legislative town hall meeting, and the inquiry by legislative staff into the impacts of cutting research funding, including a significant amount for the Ag Research Center.

The publication, South Dakota Farmer, reported that the South Dakota Beef Industry Council is funding research on the beef carbon footprint with WSU’s Jude Capper serving as lead researcher.

Wednesday’s Everett Herald reported that more than a thousand people attended this year’s Country Living Expo cosponsored by WSU Extension.

The Puyallup Herald reported Wednesday on a proposal by Sen. Jim Kastama, D-Puyallup, to use state lottery proceeds to permanently fund the Washington Stars program that recruited Birgitte Ahring to the WSU biofuels program.

Monday’s Omak Chronicle reported on the Okanogan Horticultural Association meeting at which the TFREC’s Mike Doerr briefed growers on potential new insect pests, and specifically the spotted-wing Drosophila.

On Friday the Marler/Clark web site, Food Safety News, featured a story on Extension’s Germ City program with credit to Susie Craig for starting it.

The winter edition of the magazine Quarterly Review of Wines features an article on Dr. Walter Clore and his role in the Washington wine industry.

The “Wise Words in Troubled Times” feature in Saturday’s Spokesman Review featured Roy Harrington with the WSU Area Health and Education Center.

A gardening article in Saturday’s Reno Gazette-Journal on using horticultural oils for pest control quotes from an article by Linda Chalker-Scott.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU, UI ag deans paint bleak budget picture”

“Powdery mildew attack in works”

“Scientist works to keep apples cool”

“Thurlby: China a bright spot for cherry sales”

“Hepatitis scare puts Northwest cherry industry on alert”

“Beginners learn about livestock at expo”

“Biotech mint wrong way to go” (Reader letter)

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

“All of WSU ag research is at risk”

News Releases:

“WSU Organic Farm, Master Gardeners Offer Organic Gardening Intensive Course”