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Posted by | September 13, 2010

Science Daily on Wednesday reported on the research of Bidisha Mandal on the role reading food labels plays in weight loss.

Thursday’s Ritzville/Adams County Journal featured a story about WSU’s upcoming “Beefing up the Future” event.‘Beefing%20Up%20the%20Future’%20tour%20to%20feature%20Benge%20ranch.html

The latest Western Farmer-Stockman includes the story on WSU’s research on buckwheat and quinoa as potential crop options for organic growers.

The state Dept. of Revenue issued a news release on Thursday declaring that Jefferson County and Port Townsend are the state’s solar energy leaders and pointing out that the WSU Extension Energy Program has certified Port Townsend as the 2009 Solar City of the Year.

The Centralia Chronicle reported on Friday that County Commissioners are considering cutting funding for Lewis County Extension to balance its budget.

Friday’s Bellingham Herald reported on the upcoming “Whatcom Water Week” event being coordinated by Whatcom County Extension.

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Researcher eyes quinoa, buckwheat”

“Analysis misses on packing”

“Wineries, vines flourish in Washington”

“Vineyards adapt to challenges in isolated Northwest corner”

“Center’s founders envision tourist draw”

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

“Researchers say perennial wheat in sight”

“Easterday funding ag-waste bioenergy research at WSU Tri-Cities”

“Learning winemaking”

News Releases:

“4-H’ers Give Their All at the Puyallup Fair”

“’Beefing Up the Future’ Offers Industry Insights and Strategies for Success from WSU Animal Sciences”

“Harvest Party at WSU Organic Farm, Saturday, Oct. 2”

“Drip Irrigation Class: Learn to Save on Water, Save on Work”

“Course Helps Aspiring Farmers and Ranchers in ‘Cultivating Success'”