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Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Posted by | October 6, 2010

An article in the September edition of the Institute of Food Technologists Magazine announced that the development of the microwave food sterilization technology headed by Juming Tang won the annual IFT Research and Development Award.

http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2010/september/features/spectacular-wins-for-food-packaging.aspx

A letter to the editor in Wednesday’s Modesto Bee responding to a recent article about the impacts of dairy production cites Jude Capper‘s research on how improved productivity has reduced the carbon footprint of dairy production.

http://www.modbee.com/2010/09/28/1359832/us-dairies-are-producing-more.html

A brief article posted on the livestock industry website CattleNetwork.com cites WSU research showing that improved feedlot efficiency has reduced the carbon footprint of beef production.

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Study-Shows-Feedlot-Efficiency-Produces-More-Beef-Per-Head/2010-09-28/Article_Latest_News.aspx?oid=1248619&fid=CN-LATEST_NEWS_

CattleNetwork.com on Monday included an article publicizing a survey of veterinarians being conducted by WSU Veterinary Medicine Extension.

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Dairy-Health-Event-Survey/2010-09-27/Article_Latest_News.aspx?oid=1248324&fid=CN-LATEST_NEWS_

Tuesday’s News Tribune (Tacoma) included an advance story about the annual Pierce County Harvest Fest with comments from Chris Benedict.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/09/28/1360076/local-farmers-to-share-their-expertise.html

On Sunday the News Tribune followed up with a story about the Pierce County Harvest Fest.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/03/1366670/farms-where-food-comes-from.html

On Wednesday Public Radio’s Northwest News Network reported on state economic revitalization grants including nearly $1.3 million to WSU, quoting Spokane Small Business Development Center’s Brett Rogers on how the funds will be used.

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1706722/KPLU.Local.News/Washington.To.Use.Three.Million.Dollars.to.Jump-start.Exports

Thursday’s Port Townsend Leader quoted WSU Jefferson County Extension and Team Jefferson as reporting that Port Townsend and Jefferson County are state leaders in solar energy projects.

http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=27831

Friday’s Peninsula Daily News included a story about this year’s Clallam County farm tour.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20101001/NEWS/310019989/critters-focus-of-clallam-county-farm-tour

In her column in Friday’s Kitsap Sun, Peg Tillery reported on gardening tips from the WSU Master Gardener Conference in Vancouver, Wash.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/oct/01/peg-tillery-tips-from-master-gardeners/

In this week’s Capital Press:

“WSU faces ‘unparalleled’ budget cuts”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-WSU-budget-update-100110-Bernardo-Herron-Fryhover-mugs

“Precision systems earn their keep”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-AGRIBUSINESS-Precision-agriculture-080910-art-p-7

“Feds deny protection to tiny rabbit”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-pygmy-rabbit-093010

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

“Looking for wheat variety tolerance to wireworms”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-17453

News Releases:

“Annual WSU Club Calf Sale Slated for Oct. 30”

“Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity Habits in Children Is the Topic of WSU Research Webinar”

“WSU Extension Educator Appointed to Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs”

“WSU Researcher Sinks Teeth into Chocolate Genomics Tools”

“WSU CAHNRS Honors Alumna Sue Christianson with Leadership Award”