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Posted by | July 22, 2010

The story of the partnership of regional airports, Alaska Airlines, Boeing and WSU to study the use of biofuels for aviation appeared in several media including aviation trade publications Air Transport World and Aircraft Maintenance Technology, and on Monday’s BusinessWeek.com.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GTLUOO0.htm

On Monday the People’s Daily (China) published a Xinhua News Agency story with the ARC’s Michael Kahn discussing the transition in U.S. agriculture from traditional to organic.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7061552.html

Thursday’s Tri-City Herald reported on Doug Walsh‘s announcement of the discovery of spotted wing drosophila in Pasco and Mattawa.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/07/15/1093161/destructive-asian-fruit-fly-found.html

Public radio’s Northwest News Network on Wednesday reported on the research at WSU Prosser on “stemless” cherries and mechanical harvesting.

http://news.opb.org/article/8828-machine-could-change-way-you-eat-northwest-cherries/

The website CattleNetwork.com on Wednesday reported on research by Jude Capper finding that advances in beef production have reduced the industry’s carbon footprint. The story has appeared in several other publications.

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/KLA–Advances-In-Beef-Production-Has-Reduced-Carbon-Footprint/2010-07-14/Article_Latest_News.aspx?oid=1158462&fid=CN-LATEST_NEWS_

On Wednesday the agribusiness publication Feedstuffs reported on a presentation given by Margaret Benson on changes in animal sciences facing those going into the field.

http://www.feedstuffs.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=F4D1A9DFCD974EAD8CD5205E15C1CB42&nm=Breaking+News&type=news&mod=News&mid=A3D60400B4204079A76C4B1B129CB433&tier=3&nid=5910328751044DE99D8A6DFCFD08DD74

Several media carried the Associate Press story reporting on the heart health findings from WSU’s grizzly bear research.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g–PMCPjUXd2uGQ00UFn5Zpgv4HQD9H0TLBG0

Sunday’s Spokesman Review featured a story on Diana Roberts’ workshop on identifying invasive weed species.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jul/18/plagued-by-weeds/

The Skagit Valley Herald recently reported on the barley field day held at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center.

http://www.goskagit.com/home/article/barley_on_the_mind_farmers_get_another_look_at_not_so_popular_grain/

On Thursday Cambridge Who’s Who issued a news release honoring Gwen Stahnke as a dedicated professional in science-based turfgrass education.

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/gwen-k-stahnke-recognized-as-dedicated-professional-in-sciencebased-turfgrass-education-160830.php

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Ag dean plugs budget holes”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Bernardo-Q-amp-amp-A-print-071610-art

“Research weights CRP options”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/mw-Cattle-grazing-on-CRP-0716010-art

“Banks shift focus from assets to cash flow”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/dw-downturn-credit-071610

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

“Potato acreage down; wheat yields up”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16855

“WSU leading Bio-Jet Fuel project”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16868

“Cantwell urges support for aviation biofuels”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16879

News Releases:

“CAHNRS Team Wins Gold and More for WSU Common Reading Project”

” Annual Family Forest Owner Field Day Coming to King County”

Farm Walk to Feature Mock WSDA Good Agricultural Practices Audit”

“Environmental Sustainability of Beef Production Has Improved Considerably over Last 30 Years, WSU Expert Says”

“WSU Scientists To Present at Regional Crop Adviser Conference”