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June 15 – 21

Posted by | June 21, 2009

The Bellingham Herald on Thursday reported on the impact of budget cuts on Whatcom County Extension and the WSU Learning Center in Skagit County.

Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on the closure of the WSU Yakima Academic Center and eight other learning centers as part of the budget cuts.

Friday’s Tri-City Herald reported that the state’s cherry crop could set a new record this year, exceeding the previous record by nearly 20 percent.

Several media covered the dedication of the South Puget Sound mobile meat-processing unit held Friday at the Puyallup Research and Extension Center, including the South Puget Sound Business Examiner.

A story in Monday’s Tri-City Herald about the state’s mint industry reported on the recent IAREC field day and the latest research for mint producers.

On Monday, the N.W. Ag Information Network Farm and Ranch Report reported that the WSU-developed Xerpha soft white winter wheat is contracting stripe rust in Oregon nurseries.

The Associated Press on Friday published a story on Tim Murray’s role in heading a national committee to deal with the wheat disease UG99 should it show up in the United States.

On Wednesday, the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with Bill Schillinger about the annual Lind Field Day.

A report aired by the N.W. Ag Information Network on Tuesday included a promotion for the WSU biofuels field day coming up at the IAREC.

On Monday, the N.W. Ag Information Network aired a report with comments from Diana Roberts on the status of cereal leaf beetle infestation this year.

The N.W. Ag Information Network’s Fruit Grower Report on Wednesday aired an interview with NWREC’s Tom Walters on the importance of state’s small fruit industry.

On Thursday, Northwest Cable News aired a story on how the extended dry spell is affecting west side farmers, citing WSU Extension as reporting sufficient moisture in the local soil.

Wednesday’s Anacortes American reported on the Shore Stewards program and urged Skagit County residents to consider volunteering.

The Chicago news web site on Monday posted a story on cherries with information about WSU’s development of the Rainier cherry.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Food Science Student Product Development Teams Taste Success”
  • “Irrigated Pasture Procedures Pump Profits for Cattle Producers”
  • “Put Food By: Food Security Starts in Your Own Kitchen”
  • “Precision Farming and Direct Seed Field Day, June 25″