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Feb. 1 – 7

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.

http://www.lmtribune.com/story/northwest/503400/

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.

http://bit.ly/bHZgqh

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

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100203/NEWS01/702039797/-1/news01

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.

http://www.puyallupherald.com/100/story/4907.html

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.

http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100201b.shtml

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.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/02/program-emphasizes-hand-washing/

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.

http://www.qrw.com/09winter/drclore.htm

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

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/feb/06/an-issue-of-common-sense/

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

http://www.rgj.com/article/20100206/LIV/2060313/1089

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU, UI ag deans paint bleak budget picture”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Spokane-ag-deans-021210-art

“Powdery mildew attack in works”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-powderymildew-020510

“Scientist works to keep apples cool”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-innovator-020510

“Thurlby: China a bright spot for cherry sales”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-cherryyear-020510

“Hepatitis scare puts Northwest cherry industry on alert”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-cherryscare-020510

“Beginners learn about livestock at expo”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/fo-country-expo-w-art

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

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/fp-mint-letter

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

“All of WSU ag research is at risk”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-15639

News Releases:

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