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Posted by | November 1, 2010

Newsweek magazine reported on Michael Skinner‘s research finding that life experiences can result in epigenetic changes in sperm and eggs that affect future generations.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/30/how-your-experiences-change-your-sperm-and-eggs.html

A news release issued Monday by the American Society of Agronomy reports on a study authored by WSU professors Mykal Taylor, Doug Young and Carol Miles on a process for setting up a community supported agriculture system to help sustain the Seattle Youth Garden Works project for disadvantaged youth.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/asoa-gci102510.php

A story in the business publication Market Watch on Wednesday about the FDA using Twitter to notify the public of food safety recalls includes comments by Barry Swanson on the hazard of food-borne illness.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/to-stay-up-to-date-on-food-recalls-try-twitter-2010-10-27?siteid=rss&rss=1

The Sequim Gazette reported Thursday on the awarding of a USDA grant for a feasibility study and business plan for construction of a new grain mill to serve local farmers and bakers on the North Olympic Peninsula. WSU Extension in Clallam and Jefferson counties are among the project partners.

http://search.sequimgazette.com/news/article.exm/2010-10-27_grain_mill_to_be_studied

Thursday’s Snohomish County Business Journal reported that the upcoming statewide Focus on Farming Conference will include a Future of Farming Strategic Plan meeting by industry leaders in collaboration with WSU and WSDA.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101028/SCBJ02/710289935/1005/BIZ

The Snohomish County Business Journal also included a story on the recent hard cider-making workshop put on by WSU Snohomish County Extension.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101028/SCBJ02/710289922/1005/BIZ

The Everett Herald on Thursday featured a story and video on a surge in interest in backyard beekeeping and Snohomish County Extension’s beekeeping classes.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101028/LIVING03/710289975/0/BLOG40

Friday’s Yakima Herald-Republic included a story about the Yakima County Master Gardeners celebrating 30 years of service.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/10/29/master-gardeners-celebrating-30-years-in-yakima-county

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Farmers look to stretch season with CSA”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-season-extension-102210-art

“Feds: Tiny rabbits remain endangered”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-pygmy-rabbits-102810

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

“Annual WCA All Breed Bull Test now entirely under the Cattlemen’s management”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17691

News Releases:

“New Study: Washington Fashion and Apparel Industry Strong, Poised for Growth”

“WSU/UW to Host Joint Conference on the Regional Food System”