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Posted by | September 27, 2010

Monday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on the late harvest of wine grapes, citing data from the WSU IAREC indicating that the growing season has been 14 percent cooler than average. Several other media also used the story.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/09/19/grape-harvest-is-a-bit-later-than-usual-this-year

The national food industry website FoodNavigator.com is among the latest media to do stories on Bidisha Mandal‘s research finding that reading food labels can contribute to weight loss. The story has received extensive coverage.

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/On-your-radar/The-obesity-problem/Nutrition-labels-help-with-weight-loss-regardless-of-exercise

The magazine The Scientist reported on Wednesday that a WSU post-doctoral fellow had falsified data in epigenetic research conducted by Michael Skinner. Other media, including the Seattle Times, reported on the finding.

http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57696/

On Wednesday Colville’s Eastern Washington Statesman Examiner reported on the efforts of WSU Extension’s Horizons program to create new local jobs.

http://www.statesmanexaminer.com/content/view/36113/1/

Last week the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal published the story of the WSU/Seattle Business Executives’ poll regarding the state of the economy.

http://kpbj.com/headlines/economy/2010-09-24/seattle_business_execs_say_economic_picture_still_mixed_uncertain

Friday’s Wenatchee World featured photos and posted a video to its website about the annual “Awesome Apple Adventures” educational program for second-graders at the TFREC.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/sep/24/second-graders-learn-about-aweseome-apples-at/

Sunday’s Vancouver Columbian reported on the Clark County Harvest Fun Day held at the farm that is the former WSU Vancouver Research Unit.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/sep/26/harvest-fun-is-countys-heritage/

A feature story in Thursday’s Seattle Times about the growth in Chelan area wineries mentions the role of Walter Clore in bringing wine grapes to the area.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2012964858_nwwchelanwine23.html

A story about the final day of the Dungeness River Festival in Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News featured a photo WSU Clallam County Beach Watchers coordinator David Freed wearing trash typically found on ocean beaches.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20100926/NEWS/309269973/dungeness-river-fest-wraps-today

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Pest invades central Washington”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-drosophila-092410

“Weed board to vote on English holly”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-holly-listing-092410-art

“Cool summer delays, thins Yakima grape harvest”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-WA-Wine-grape-harvest-092010

“Youths put shiny face on ag”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-Puyallup-Fair-092410-art

“People in agriculture” (Gary Grove)

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/ml-peeps-awards

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

“WSU ag to absorb more cuts”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17405

“Wheat breeder learns from this year’s stripe rust”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-17400

“Looking at the organic approach”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Line-on-Agriculture-17384

“New market crops”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Line-on-Agriculture-17403

News Releases:

“Harvest Season: Time to Celebrate, Visit Our Local Farms”