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Posted by | July 15, 2009

On Tuesday, the Wenatchee World reported on the funding for agricultural research included in the U.S. Senate agriculture appropriations bill approved by a senate subcommittee.

The news web site reported Wednesday on an announcement by Sen. Patty Murray that she has included $2 million for algae biofuels research at WSU in the 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.

An editorial column in Wednesday’s Wenatchee World about the budget cuts facing Chelan County Commissioners argues for avoiding major cuts to county funding for the Extension program.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on plans for a new WSU Wine Science Center at the Tri-Cities campus with an interview with Thomas Henick-Kling.

Thursday’s Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reported on bid openings for the storm water low impact development project at the Puyallup REC.
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On Friday posted our story about the announcement of the new winter wheat breeder made at the Spillman Farm Field Day.

On Friday the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with Arron Carter, who was announced as WSU’s new winter wheat breeder.

On Tuesday the N.W. Ag Information Network reported on this year’s Cook Agronomy Farm Field Day.

The N.W. Ag Information Network on Friday aired a story on the state Potato Commission’s funding of WSU potato research.

Also on Friday the N.W. Ag Information Network aired an interview with the Extension Energy Program’s Mike Nelson about increasing interest in solar energy.

On Monday, the N.W. Ag Information Network’s Fruit Grower Report aired an interview with Brian Clark on WSU options for studying winemaking online.

Monday’s Kitsap Sun reported on a local UW student who was named as handler for the new UW husky mascot, crediting his 4-H experience for his selection.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • “Tiny Tubers Pack Powerful Punch Nutritionally”
  • “New Winter Wheat Breeder Named to Lead WSU Program”