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Posted by | June 21, 2010

In the news:

On Monday, the Australian agricultural publication Stock & Land referenced Jude Capper‘s research finding a decrease in the carbon footprint of dairy production in an article countering a recent UN report encouraging less meat and dairy consumption.

http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/agribusiness-and-general/general/go-veg-to-save-the-world-says-un/1856903.aspx?storypage=1

An article in Wednesday’s Daily Astorian (Ore.) about the potential impacts of an oil spill at the Columbia River bar/Pacific beaches includes comments by Extension’s Kim Patten about the likely effects on Willapa Bay.

http://www.dailyastorian.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=398&ArticleID=71262

A Sunday story in several McClatchy newspapers about whether Australian honeybees are responsible for colony collapse disorder includes comments from WSU Island County Extension director and bee expert Tim Lawrence.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20100620/sc_mcclatchy/3540896_1

A story in Sunday’s Oregonian about the centennial celebration of Oregon’s Sherman Experimental Station includes quotes from Bill Shillinger.

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2010/06/in_wheat_country_in_the_columb.html

Wednesday’s Othello Outlook reported on the upcoming WSU potato field day.

http://othellooutlook.com/?p=11780

The wine publication and website, Washington Tasting Room, posted the story about the Symposium on Cool Climate Viticulture and Enology in Seattle, organized by several members of the WSU Viticulture and Enology faculty.

http://www.washingtontastingroom.com/news/cool-climate-winemaking-grape-growing-to-be-discussed-at-seattle-conference

Wednesday’s edition of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal included the story about the WSU/Seattle Business Executive Association economic survey that found executives are uncertain about federal health and jobs legislation.

http://kpbj.com/people/healthcare/2010-06-16/seattle_business_execs_uncertain_about_health_care_reform_federal_jobs_

A story in the Sunday Westerly Sun (Rhode Island) on whether insulating paints really work cites information from the WSU Extension Energy Program’s EnergyIdeas Clearinghouse.

http://thewesterlysun.com/news/article_2548136a-7898-11df-b2b8-001cc4c002e0.html

Thursday’s Wenatchee World featured a guest article by a local Master Gardener about the new WSU Chelan County Master Gardener Community Education Garden located at the TFREC.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/jun/17/new-education-garden-taking-shape/

An article in Wednesday’s Puyallup Herald about a neighborhood’s installation of rain gardens mentions the partnership between Puyallup and the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center to research low impact development techniques.

http://www.puyallupherald.com/2010/06/16/5340/garden-parties.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Inventors, universities profit from innovations”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-royalties-061810

“How WSU royalties are divvied up”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/djw-royaltiesdr1-061810

“Connell organic farmer using ‘beetle banks'”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/AP-WA-Beetle-banks-061410

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

“Update on vine disease”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16650

“More on grape vine disease”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16660

“Getting the scoop on energy”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-16642

“WSU potato field day next week”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-16673

“New deep furrow drill packer prototypes at Lind field day”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16643

News Releases:

“Palouse Conservation Field Day Features International Flair”

“WSU-Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day and Picnic Slated”

“WSU Plant Pathologists Win $1 Million in Grant Funds to Add Key Layer to Nationwide Onion IPM Project”

“Cool Climate Winemaking, Grape-growing to be Discussed at Seattle Conference”