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Sept. 21 -28

Posted by | September 28, 2009

A front-page story in yesterday’s Seattle Times described the role of King County Extension’s Bee Cha in working with Burundi refugees to lease land and begin farming in the Kent Valley.

The Tri-City Herald on Wednesday editorialized in favor of proceeding with a proposed study by the Ruckelshaus Center on the benefits and issues of consolidating the three cities. The editorial cited the credibility and objectivity that the Ruckelshaus Center would bring to the analysis.

Thursday’s Aberdeen Daily World reported on potential budget cuts being considered by the Grays Harbor County Commissioners, including a proposal to cut county funding for Extension.

Friday’s Spokesman Review included a story on plans for cleaning up the Palouse River that included comments from Barry Moore in Natural Resource Sciences.

An Associated Press story on Thursday reporting on Michigan State University research on developing a perennial wheat variety cites the early work done by Steve Jones at WSU and included comments by Tim Murray.

Wednesday’s Walla Walla Union Bulletin included an article about a lecture to be given by CSANR’s Chad Krueger on energy efficiency in agriculture.

On Monday, the Arlington Times reported on the work of “Day of Caring” volunteers at a local senior center, describing Snohomish County Extension’s role in helping install an on-site garden at the center.

Oregon Public Broadcasting on Monday aired a report on how the current economy is affecting cattle ranching that includes an interview with WSU economist Shannon Neibergs.

Thursday’s Seattle Times included a story promoting King County Extension’s weekend Harvest Celebration.

In this week’s Capital Press

Aired last week by the Northwest Ag Information Network

News Releases

  • “Master Gardeners from throughout Washington to Gather at WSU”
  • “WSU Scientists Win $1 Million Grant to Explore Organic Dryland Cropping Systems”