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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.

http://mobile.westernfarmerstockman.com/main.aspx?ascxid=cmsNewsStory&rmid=0&rascxid=&args=&rargs=9&dt=634142735418000000&cmsSid=39911&cmsScid=9

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

http://mobile.westernfarmerstockman.com/main.aspx?ascxid=cmsNewsStory&rmid=0&rascxid=&args=&rargs=9&dt=634145324311200000&cmsSid=39954&cmsScid=9

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

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=12399

Preston Andrews is among the experts quoted in a Prevention Magazine article carried by MSNBC.com on Friday about how to get the maximum nutritional benefits from today’s commercially grown produce.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37396355/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/

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.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012293746_feest07m.html

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.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Rainier-Cherries-Hit-the-bw-2242345993.html?x=0&.v=1

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Wireworm battles continue in dryland wheat fields”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Wireworm-update-070910-art

“Farmers look for warning signs”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Crop-diagnostic-clinic-recap-070910-art

“Cattlemen work to restart pilot project”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-grazing-070910

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

“Sky high demand for camelina”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16812

“New WSU precision ag director”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16795

News Releases:

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