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Nov. 19 – 26

Posted by | November 26, 2007

The Tri-City Herald reported on Wednesday that contractor Closure Hanford will provide a greenhouse to WSU Tri-Cities as part of a settlement over waste disposal violations.

The Web site reported Wednesday on Sun Grant Initiative awards to Dave Holland for regional economic analysis of biofuel feedstock production, and to Jon Johnson for research on poplar as biofuel feedstock.

NPR’s Northwest News Network interviewed Bob Stevens for a story about the bull-testing program underway at the IAREC.

Wednesday’s Seattle Times reported on private research on camelina seed and other crops for biofuel stock that could be more efficient sources than corn and soybean.

Kim Patten was the source for a story in Tuesday’s Seattle Post Intelligencer about Washington state cranberry production.

The Ballard News-Tribune (Seattle) covered a presentation by WSU Northwest Solar Center director Mike Nelson on the economics of installing residential solar energy systems.

In this week’s Capital Press: A story about the bull testing underway at the Prosser IAREC, a story on retiring agronomist John Burns issuing his final crop report, a report on entomologist Todd Murray teaming with Weather Café founder Rufus LaLone for a presentation sponsored by Snohomish County Extension on weather forecasting tools for farmers, and an advance story on the WSU Economic Issues and Outlook Conference.