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Posted by | March 28, 2011

The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday on discussions between the Richland City Council and WSU about forming a public development authority to construct a wine science center.
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/03/23/1419643/committee-seeks-money-to-help.html

A front-page story in Wednesday’s Everett Herald about a 93 year-old Arlington tree farmer being honored included comments from Kevin Zobrist on the importance of retaining forestlands and an announcement of his upcoming forestry stewardship course.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110323/NEWS01/703239833

A New York Times article that appeared in several other newspapers including the Seattle Times about the popularity of heirloom vegetable seeds with gardeners included comments from WSU seed specialist John Navazio.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/homegarden/2014591822_heirloomseeds25.html?syndication=rss

Colville’s Eastern Statesman-Examiner featured a front-page story on the economic growth in the community of Northport despite the recession, thanks largely to the WSU Horizons Project.
(Link not yet available)

On Thursday the DairyHerd.com web site posted a commentary on the conflicts between farmers and animal rights activists that references Jude Capper‘s research on the reduced carbon footprint of modern beef production.
http://www.dairyherd.com/dairy-news/latest/Commentary-Photo-follies-and-flagrant-falsehoods-118536054.html

Wednesday’s Central Kitsap Reporter featured a story on using native plants in the garden with tips from Extension horticultural educator Colleen Miko.
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/ckr/lifestyle/118526789.html

Wednesday’s Whidbey Examiner included the announcement of the WSU Beach Watcher training for volunteer beach naturalists for Rosario Beach State Park.
http://whidbeyexaminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=5554

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Fruit growers eye bloom”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-bloom-w-art-032511

“Companies cheer reopening of river’s many locks”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-River-reopening-032511-art

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

“Stripe rust update”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-18813

“WSU barley breeder retiring”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18820

“Potato Commission okays over 740-thousand dollars in research”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-18837

News Releases:

“Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, National Corp. on Community Service Fund WSU Extension Grants to Boost Eastern Washington Prosperity”

“WSU Plant Scientist Part of Global Efforts to Fight Deadly UG99 Wheat Rust”

“Washington Organic Agriculture Sector Sees Declines in 2010”