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July 19 – 25

Posted by | July 28, 2010

The announcement of the partnership to develop aviation biofuels involving WSU research continues to receive media attention, most recently on Friday on the Conde Naste travel website,

Stock & Land is among several Australian publications that reported on the collaboration between WSU and The Land Institute to develop perennial grains.

The Marler-Clark website on Thursday reported on the WSDA mock Good Agricultural Practices audit to be done at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center organic farm.

A report in Wednesday’s Seattle Weekly about the USDA’s Shirley Sherrod incident includes comments from Malaquias Flores about the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

On Friday Collectors Weekly published an interview with Linda Arthur Bradley about the history of the “aloha shirt” and her work with its designer, Alfred Shaheen.

Friday’s Longview Daily News reported on the Food for Hungry Kids drive started six year’s ago by Cowlitz County Extension’s Debbie Fredricks.

A report in Monday’s East Valley Tribune (Mesa, AZ) about a major hay fire cites information from WSU’s “Agriculture Department” about the potential for wet hay to spontaneously combust.

The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) reported on the federal agricultural appropriations bill under consideration that includes funding for Oregon research projects, including two in conjunction with WSU.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Paper outlines benefit of perennial grains”

“Researchers seek larvae”

“Feral cereal rye spreads like a weed in Washington”

News Releases:

“Using Woody Biomass Focus of August Webinar”

“WSU Extension’s Beach Watchers Earn Top Honor from Worldwide Water Group”

“Viticulture and Enology Field Day Slated for Aug. 12 at WSU Prosser Research Station”

“Winter Fruit Tree Chores Can Be Done In Summer”