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Feb. 22 – 28

Posted by | March 5, 2010

The trade publication Food Production Daily on Tuesday published a story about FDA approval of Juming Tang’s Microwave Sterilization Process.

The weekly agribusiness publication Feedstuffs reported on the American Society of Agronomy’s development of its “Grand Challenge” statement for the future of agriculture, with comments from ASA President Fran Pierce.

On Monday, the Tri-City Herald included a feature on Marcus Keller and the book he has written on grapevine physiology. The story was also published in the Tacoma News Tribune.

Sunday’s Daily World (Aberdeen) featured an extensive story profiling Don Tapio and his contributions to agriculture in Gray’s Harbor County.

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the research being done by PNNL and WSU on producing and potential uses for biochar. The story was distributed by Associated Press and appeared in several media across the state.

The Port Orchard Independent reported Thursday that Kitsap County Commissioners approved launching a Resource Conservation Management Program with technical support from the WSU Extension Energy Program.

An article on the news website on Monday about whether organically produced foods are safer includes comments from John Reganold.

An article about 4-H programs in Sunday’s Lafourche Daily Comet (Louisiana) includes comments by Pat BoyEs about a pilot program allowing 4-H donors to designate specific counties to benefit from their donations.

A story in Friday’s Everett Herald about the early arrival of spring includes comments from Sharon Collman with advice for home gardeners.

The book section of Monday’s Seattle Times reported on the release of Linda Chalker-Scott‘s new gardening book and upcoming book signing events.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Researchers compete for grain dollars”

“AgWeatherNet ready to take your call”

“Lupine, deformed calves linked”

“FSA extends aid to some family farms”–big-box

“People in Agriculture for Feb. 26, 2010”

“How to market products in line, online”

“Teen brickster designs the future”

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

“Senator calls budget plan war on agriculture”

News Releases:

“Washington State University Plant Pathologist Elected Fellow of American Phytopathological Society”

“‘Ag in Uncertain Times’ Live Web Sessions Being Presented in Spanish”