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Posted by | August 9, 2010

Sunday’s Tri-City Herald reported on increased efforts by WSU and wine industry leaders to step up fundraising for a WSU Tri-Cities wine science center.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/08/08/1122827/funds-sought-for-tri-city-wine.html

The industry website GrowingProduce.com has posted a video about using the WSU Decision Aid System based at the TFREC to assist growers with tree fruit integrated pest management decisions.

http://www.growingproduce.com/gptv/?vid=182

On Friday the online news outlet Crosscut.com reported on Whatcom County crop losses due to herbicide-contaminated manure and compost, with comments from Craig Cogger on how this situation relates to the clopyralid contamination problem nearly a decade ago.

http://bit.ly/aCR9Mu

Sunday’s Bellingham Herald reported on this year’s low raspberry crop with comments from Lynell Tanigoshi on whether spotted wing drosophila was a factor.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/08/1559596/strange-year-for-raspberries-leads.html

Australia’s Weekly Times on Tuesday reported on Jude Capper‘s findings that cheese from Jersey milk has a smaller carbon footprint than cheese made from Holstein milk.

http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2010/08/03/214191_business-news.html

Another Australian publication, Queensland Country Life, cited Jude Capper‘s research finding that increased productivity has reduced the environmental impact of cattle production in an article on problems with grass-fed beef.

http://qcl.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/livestock/cattle/why-grassfed-beef-has-problems-in-the-us/1900843.aspx?storypage=1

Jude Capper‘s research on the impacts of cattle production is also cited in a Monday post to the website ProgressiveFarmer.com about a Stanford University study finding that production agriculture may be the preferred approach to providing more food with less environmental impact.

http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/view/blog/getBlog.do;jsessionid=9BA3FAF5C9F4C25B411725D785C9D460.agfreejvm1?blogHandle=policy&blogEntryId=8a82c0bc29aa007f012a35ace22406b0

Friday’s Kitsap Sun featured a story about the 4-H Justice Riders, a local riding club for people with special needs.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/aug/06/olalla-4-h-group-breaking-barriers-hopes-others/?partner=yahoo_feeds

Wednesday’s Northeast Washington Statesman Examiner (Colville) reported that Area Health Education Center research associate Natalie Turner will be the featured speaker at a fundraising luncheon for Women Making a Difference.

http://www.statesmanexaminer.com/content/view/33541/1/

Friday’s Tri-City Herald featured a story on the annual Prosser Food and Wine Fair and the benefits of holding at the WSU Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/08/06/1120182/sip-in-the-sun-at-prosser-wine.html

An article in Monday’s Columbia Basin Herald about a native plant display in Moses Lake includes information on the area’s Master Gardener programs.

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/community/basin_life/article_093680ba-9e83-11df-a309-001cc4c002e0.html

WSU Clark County Extension’s Carolyn Gordon is quoted in a Tuesday article in the Vancouver Columbian about foraging for wild berries.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/aug/03/cultivate-wild-berry-bias/

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Thinning leaves owners mark”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-family-forests-thinning-080610-art

“Eastside challenges differ”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-family-forests-Eastside-080610-art-infobox

“Owners can reduce tax burden”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-family-forests-Eastside-080610-art-infobox

“Attention to food safety can open doors”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/SB-GAP-tour-073010-art

“Herbicide blamed for crop damage in Whatcom Co.” (AP)

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-CTRP-Evans-REVZD-080610

“Apiculturist conference attracts industry leaders”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/js-bee-meet-w-art-073010

“A broken limb mended”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-CTRP-Evans-REVZD-080610

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

“WSU scientist says beef production greener now than 30 years ago”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-17026

“Field day coming up”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-17011

News Releases:

“Western Washington Summer Cover Crops School Scheduled”