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Posted by | January 18, 2011

The website Agriculture.com on Tuesday posted a story featuring Kim Kidwell discussing the challenges of developing rust stripe resistant wheat varieties.

http://www.agriculture.com/crops/wheat/production/with-wheat-better-safe-th-sry_145-ar13743

The food industry website PerishableNews.com on Friday posted the story of Mark Nelson‘s research on reducing beef’s saturated fat content by controlling the content of cattle feed.

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0012440

Friday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on Matt Whiting‘s update to the Cherry Institute meeting on his research aimed at more automation of the cherry industry.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/01/14/cherry-growers-gain-insight-to-new-program

On Tuesday Biomass Magazine reported on an address by state Land Commissioner Peter Goldmark in which he announced an upcoming biomass supply study to be conducted by WSU.

http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/5218/washingtons-forest-biomass-initiative-to-pilot-bio-aviation-fuel

Public radio’s Northwest News Network aired an interview with Marcy Ostrom on Tuesday about 20 counties being declared disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of last year’s weather conditions.

http://kuow.org/northwestnews.php?storyID=132847582

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Extension services shrink with budgets”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/ml-extension-centerpiece-011411-art

“Researcher baffled by pest numbers”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-drosophila-w-art-011411

“Agri-Business Council sets course”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-SAE-2011-Agri-Business-Council-p-2

“Family foresters learn to live with moose”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Family-forester-workshop-preview-011411-courtesy-art

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

“Fanleaf Disease, Part 2”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-18238

“2011 Legislative session; snowpack and a plant diagnostician”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18255

“WSU Extension Specialist helps author report on worldwide organic agriculture”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18278

News Releases:

“Course Helps Present and Future Farmers Develop Business Plan for Success”

“Tree Fruit Orcharding Workshops for Western Washington”

“Tickets Still Available for WSU Benefit Auction, with New Features”