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May 4 – 11

Posted by | May 11, 2009

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on how university budget cuts will affect research at the Prosser IAREC, including comments from Dan Bernardo and Bob Stevens.

Tuesday’s Skagit Valley Herald included a story on how WSU budget cuts will affect the Skagit County Learning Center and Extension programs.

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald reported that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory working with WSU’s Bioproducts Sciences, and Engineering Lab has developed a method for converting algae to natural gas.

On Saturday the News Tribune (Tacoma) reported on the signing of legislation authorizing the spending of $14.5 million in federal stimulus money through the WSU Extension Energy Program to improve home energy efficiency.

A story in Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic on the Farm Credit Services program to provide financial help for new farmers includes quotes from WSU economist Doug Young on the financial challenges to starting a farm.

Several media throughout the nation published a Tuesday Associated Press story featuring AMDT’s Linda Arthur on the history of the Aloha shirt.

Tuesday’s Othello Outlook included the story on WSU research showing that organic production yields higher nutrient content in some crops.

A Tacoma News Tribune story, also carried by the Daily Olympian on Saturday, reported on the growing interest in raising backyard poultry with comments from Extension’s Chris Benedict about a workshop he’s organizing.

Andy Bary is quoted in a sidebar story on raising chickens in the News Tribune discussing how to deal manure.

The Wednesday Tri-City Herald reported on a series of food preservation classes
being presented by Yakima County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Interest Runs High for Low Impact Development Certification and Research”
  • “WFFA Meeting May 29-30 at Ellensburg, Cle Elum”
  • “WSU to Host 79th State FFA Convention May 14-16”