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Jan. 11 – 17

Posted by | March 5, 2010

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald, among other media, reported Thursday on Sen. Cantwell’s announcement of the awarding of federal stimulus funds for biofuels development to WSU, UW, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

On Wednesday the website posted a story about Diter von Wettstein‘s efforts to develop a viable gluten-free barley.

A recent article posted at Marler/Clark’s about increased public acceptance of GM foods also focused on Diter von Wettstein‘s research to create wheat varieties safe for people with celiac disease to eat.

Another Marler/Clark website, posted a story on Monday about Michael Pollan‘s visit to WSU.

The website,, on Monday posted a story on how they mobilized a response to negative magazine article about the environmental impacts of raising cattle, with Jude Capper being among the key respondents.

On Friday, the website for the British Meat Trade Daily News also reported on efforts to counter negative articles about the beef industry, citing Jude Capper‘s response letter in Spirit, the Southwest Airlines on-flight magazine.

Western Farmer Stockman includes the story of the Hispanic Food Network featuring Kim Kidwell’s wheat research in partnership with Shepherd’s Grain.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the receipt of industry and WSDA contributions to plant an 8-acre research vineyard at the IAREC in Prosser.

Saturday’s Wenatchee World reported on three WSU-presented educational opportunities:

  • The Horticulture Days meetings being presented this week by the WSU TFREC.

  • A training session on using AgProfit software being presented by Chelan County Extension.

  • A series of classes on stewardship practices for small-acreage landowners, also presented by Chelan County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Pollan calls for farmer incentives to fix crises”

“Author Pollan tells student’s he’s not anti-farmer”

“Pollan visit creates food for thought”

“Ag deans to talk budget woes”

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

“WSU’s tree fruit vision” Part 1

“WSU’s tree fruit vision” Part 2

“Future vision” Part 3

“Tree fruit breeding” Part 1

“Tree fruit breeding” Part 2

“State budget big issue for lawmakers and agriculture”

“Ecology proposes change to pesticide permit for irrigation districts; another drilling meeting”

“Getting more from bio-refineries”

News Releases:

“Public Policy Veteran to Lead WSU/UW William D. Ruckelshaus Center”

“Family Forest Expo Slated at Green River Community College”