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Posted by | October 12, 2009

A story in Friday’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin quoted from a news release from Sen. Patty Murray stating that the Agriculture Appropriations Bill approved by Congress includes $3.74 million for a new ag research laboratory in Pullman.

On Monday the Tri-City Herald reported on damage being done to area walnut trees by the fungus, thousand canker, that was discovered last summer in Prosser by Extension’s Gwen Hoheisel who comments on the challenges in controlling the disease. The story has appeared in several other media.

A Tri-City Herald article last Sunday about the increase in minority owned businesses in the area focused in on Jose Garcia-Pabon’s work with a new pilot project aimed at helping minorities start successful businesses.

An article in last Sunday’s Everett Herald on the success of Snohomish County community gardens includes comments from Sharon Collman and information about WSU Extension programs that assist community gardeners.

Sharon Collman also was quoted in a Saturday Everett Herald article about removal of the green roof on the Mukilteo City Hall after a contractor applied mulch contaminated with weed and alfalfa seed.

An events listing in Wednesday’s Tri-City Herald included information about the 2010 “Celebrate Washington Wine” fundraising dinner and auction.

Tuesday’s Oregonian reported on the WSU Climate Friendly Farming team’s receipt of the USDA CSREES (now called NIFA) partnership award.

Western Farmer-Stockman on Tuesday reported on the WSU Change Agent States for Diversity team winning the USDA NIFA award for multi-state efforts.

Monday’s Enumclaw Courier Herald included a story on efforts to recruit local
4-H volunteers, and describing the wide reach of 4-H programs and volunteers.

The Enumclaw Courier Herald on Monday also ran a brief story on the opportunity to participate in the 4-H National Science Experiment “Biofuel Blast”

The web site of Fruitful Office, a British fruit supplier quoted horticulturist Cameron Peace in an article about a USDA grant that will fund research by 11 organizations in seven countries to improve fruit quality.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “WSU Climate Friendly Farming Team Wins National Innovation Award”
  • “New Vineyard Will Advance WSU Viticulture Research”
  • “Renowned Architectural Illustrator to Offer Drawing Workshop at WSU”
  • “How Sweet It Is! Become a Master Beekeeper”


  • West side reporter Cookson Beecher is leaving the Capital Press effective on Friday. No word yet on who will replace her.