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Posted by | July 12, 2010

Friday’s Western Farmer-Stockman featured the story on Don Nelson‘s demonstration project on using land soon to be released from the federal Conservation Reserve Program for cattle grazing.

Western Farmer-Stockman also reported on Qin Zhang being named the new director of the WSU Center for Precision Agricultural Systems.

Thursday’s Othello Outlook included coverage of the WSU potato field day held in Othello in late June.

Preston Andrews is among the experts quoted in a Prevention Magazine article carried by on Friday about how to get the maximum nutritional benefits from today’s commercially grown produce.

Wednesday’s Seattle Times featured a story on the Food Education Empowerment and Sustainability Team of young people who weekly prepare a community dinner as part of the King County Food and Fitness Initiative under a Kellogg Foundation grant to King County Extension.

The Washington State Fruit Commission issued news releases Thursday in several major markets including Atlanta, Chicago and New York announcing a promotion of Rainier cherries on Saturday, and pointing out that the Rainier cherry was bred by WSU.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Wireworm battles continue in dryland wheat fields”

“Farmers look for warning signs”

“Cattlemen work to restart pilot project”

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

“Sky high demand for camelina”

“New WSU precision ag director”

News Releases:

“WSU Sunrise Research Orchard Field Day Features Variety of Projects July 29”