New WSU President & Year Of Pulses

New WSU President & Year Of Pulses

New WSU President & Year Of Pulses. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho is speaking out on the Year of Pulses. Pulse crops include dry peas, dry beans, lentils and chickpeas with both Idaho and Washington being major pulse states. Crapo says he joined Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington, and other senators representing pulse crop producing states in introducing a resolution, SR 397, recognizing the important role of pulse crop production in Idaho, the U.S. and the world. He says Idaho pulse crop producers deserve to be commended for their contributions to ensuring the availability of these important crops and advancing nutritional options for Idahoans and consumers around the world.

From (KSU Fight Song) to (WSU Fight Song).

Washington State University has been searching for a new president ever since the death of Elson Floyd due to complications from colon cancer. The new president is Kirk Schulz most recently the president of Kansas State University. He'll be going from being a Wildcat to Cougar which some may say is a step up the food chain. Kansas State has a reputation as being one of the finest agriculture colleges in the nation as does the long tradition at Washington State University. Schulz has been with KSU since 2009 and will begin at WSU some time in June.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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