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Posted by | June 29, 2010

The Puget Sound Business Journal online edition on Monday posted the story of WSU winning a $1 million USDA grant to research onion production.

http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/06/21/daily7.html

An editorial in Tuesday’s Spokesman Review in support of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roundup-ready alfalfa included comments by Mike Kahn.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/jun/22/editorial-high-courts-alfalfa-ruling-backed-by/

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on a meeting in which legislators were informed that Columbia Basin aquifer levels are declining to where some wells will go dry, citing a WSU study on the economic implications.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/22/1064073/basin-aquifers-levels-lowering.html

The science news website PhysOrg.com on Thursday posted the story about the journal Science publishing a paper by John Reganold and others on the importance and the likelihood of developing perennial wheat varieties.

http://www.physorg.com/news196605494.html

A news website in India, Sify.com, was among a number of sites/publications internationally to post stories about the Reganold paper on perennial grains.

http://sify.com/news/wonder-grain-to-drive-next-agricultural-revolution-news-international-kgzpEfhbgbf.html

A follow-up in Saturday’s edition of The Age (Australia) to the recent McClatchy newspaper story implicating imported Australian honeybees in contributing to colony collapse disorder includes comments by Island Co. Extension director Tim Lawrence.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-stung-by-bee-allegations-20100622-yvbb.html

An entry Monday on the Spokesman Review’s Office Hours blog reports on economist Jeffrey LaFrance‘s views on the consumer impacts of new state taxes.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/officehours/2010/jun/21/candy-taxes-wont-have-much-impact-taxpayers-sweet-tooth/

The Energy Advisor column in Thursday’s Vancouver Columbian on water conservation provides tips from Linda Chalker-Scott on reducing water use in lawns and gardens.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jun/24/conserve-water-even-with-a-wet-spring/

Wednesday’s Bellingham Herald included a Q & A column with the director of the Ferndale Community Resource Center in which she mentions their participation with WSU Extension in this fall’s “Strengthening Families” program.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/06/23/1494834/ferndale-center-helps-people-plug.html

Tuesday’s Vancouver Columbian published a guest article by S.W. Washington Extension educator Sandra Brown on how to use and preserve asparagus.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jun/22/asparagus-one-very-versatile-vegetable/

In this week’s Capital Press:

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

News Releases

“Journal ‘Science:’ Agriculture’s Next Revolution — Perennial Grain — Within Sight”

“Agrometeorologist from Georgia to Direct WSU AgWeatherNet”