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Posted by | October 26, 2009

Last Monday’s Biomass Magazine announced four honorees recognized at the international Bioenergy Engineering 2009 conference, including the Public Service Bioenergy Pioneer Award given to Ralph Cavalieri.

An article in Michigan State University’s State News reported on the 4-year RosBREED research project to improve fruit quality and tastes involving MSU, WSU and University of Minnesota, with comments from Cameron Peace, project co-director.

A story on Thursday in The Nation reported on a Pakistani government initiative to encourage sustainable growth in the country’s agricultural sector, and cites the role of WSU in the effort.

Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on plans for this week’s visit to the Tri-cities by two Peruvian officials that will include a tour of the IAREC.

In Tuesday’s Wenatchee World, editorialist Tracy Warner wrote a profile of Thomas Henick-Kling and his plans for WSU’s viticulture and enology program and the state’s wine industry.

On Friday the Tri-City Herald reported on the advancement by Port of Benton commissioners on providing a site for the WSU Wine Science Center.

On Wednesday, the nutrition Web site posted an invitation for readers to participate in the research of economist Trent Smith into the glycemic impact of consuming certain foods.

U.S. News and World Report quotes food scientist Shelley McGuire in an article published Friday commenting on a study into how chocolate may be good for heart health.

Wednesday’s Western Farmer-Stockman reported on Bill Snyder’s USDA grant to help northwest potato farmers reduce pesticide use.

A Thursday article on the Web site about the effects of pesticides on honeybees quotes Carl Johansen commenting on the impacts of methyl parathion on bee populations.

Kirsten Peters’ Rock Doc column last week focused on Michael Knoblauch’s research on how plants defend themselves against insects.

Tuesday’s Aberdeen Daily World reported on proposed Grays Harbor county budget cuts and a public meeting prompted by concerned 4-H parents.

On Saturday, the Daily World reported on public pressure being brought on the county commissioners to preserve county funding for Extension programs.

Last week the San Juan Islander editorialized in favor of the Island County property tax levy that would restore county funding for Extension programs.

A feature in Sunday’s Vancouver Columbian about a local dress designer includes comments from AMDT’s Linda Arthur about the renaissance of ‘50s and 60’s inspired fashion.

The Web site noted that Ferry County Extension director Dan Fagerlie has received the award for Excellence in Extension from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

The Omak Chronicle last week reported on Ferry County Extension’s hiring of Jerry Graser for the Heat Energy Assessment Team project.

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

News Releases

  • “Washington State 4-H Inducts Eleven into Hall of Fame”
  • “Expert to Discuss Contemporary Nitrogen Challenges”
  • “WSU 4-H One of Eight States to Lead New National 4-H Science Program”