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April 24: Innovators talk focuses on Northwest quinoa

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

quinoa-220SEATTLE, Wash. – Efforts to establish a quinoa production center in the Pacific Northwest will be presented by crop breeding expert Kevin Murphy at the Washington State University Innovators lecture and lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle. Register at » More …

Project could become model to help communitites

A pilot project to put fragile land into grass-fed beef production could serve as a model to protect the environment and supplement farm income.


WSU is conducting the two-year project in Adams County on land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program. The CRP was created by the 1985 federal farm bill to pay farmers to remove highly erodible land from production for 10 to 15 years.


More than 1 million acres in Washington is enrolled in CRP. While the program has protected land and helped farmers, it has harmed local economies. With future funding uncertain, farmers with expiring contracts must decide … » More …

WSU resumes KTNW production

RICHLAND – WSU’s KTNW is resuming production on the WSU Tri-Cities campus with a monthly public television series starting May 1 called “In Steppe.”
Lucy Luginbill returns to KTNW to act as producer, host and writer. She is known for hosting the long-running series of regional short-form profiles called “Just a Minute.”

“It’s wonderful to produce a program that reflects this beautiful region,” Luginbill said. “I’m working with a lot of old friends and meeting new ones in the process.”

The title, “In Steppe,” refers to the large region east of the Cascades including the Tri-Cities. The shrub-steppe is a large, … » More …

Veterinary College to Host television production

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the Outdoor Life Network’s new program, “America’s Horse,” April 28 and 29.Host Dr. Kenton Morgan will be at the college taping three segments for “Your Horse’s Health.” The segments will feature some of the unique medical techniques and equipment used by the equine specialists at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Episodes are expected to air this fall. Filming and narration will bring viewers a close look at the college’s nuclear scintigraphy scanner, magnetic resonance imaging machine, and horse treadmill. “We’re proud to have the chance to show off some of this school’s best … » More …