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May 31 – June 6

Posted by | June 7, 2010

In the news:

Public Radio’s Northwest News Network on Tuesday interviewed Richard Zack about how well timed spring rains have reduced the likelihood of a severe grasshopper invasion this summer.

http://news.opb.org/article/7485-rain-puts-damper-expected-grasshopper-outbreak/

The Ritzville Journal on Thursday included a story on the upcoming Lind Field Day and the demonstration of a new deep furrow drill packer prototype.

http://www.ritzvillejournal.com/archives/2010/06-2010/WebNews_06-03-2010/News/Lind%20Field%20Day%20to%20feature%20new%20deep%20furrow%20drill%20packer%20prototype%20demo.html

Sunday’s Kitsap Sun included a guest article by Arno Bergstrom on Extension’s role in helping the county’s small agricultural producers succeed.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/jun/06/grown-locally-sustaining-our-food-system-and/?partner=yahoo_feeds

An editorial in Wednesday’s Yakima Herald-Republic supporting the state’s planting of a vineyard on state trust lands to support public education cited WSU’s and others’ viticulture and enology programs as boding well for education and the future of the state wine industry.

http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2010/06/01/vineyard-grows-money-for-schools

An article posted Thursday to the website Madison.com (Wisconsin) on beekeeping and colony collapse disorder cites Steve Shepherd‘s research on the causes of CCD.

http://host.madison.com/article_41f619c8-6fdb-11df-8783-001cc4c002e0.html

An article in Saturday’s Everett Herald about the cold, wet spring weather includes comments from Sharon Collman on how it is affecting local gardens.

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100605/NEWS01/706059885/0/news01

Sunday’s Bellingham Herald included a story about local farm direct sales with a link to the WSU Small Farms Team‘s online crop locator.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/06/06/1461458/berry-harvest-beckons-in-whatcom.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“University shares sustainable goals”

http://www.capitalpress.com/results/-SB-WSU-innovation-060410-art

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

“Putting the carbon footprint of livestock in perspective”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16495

“Washington entities get $900 thousand in value added grants from USDA”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-16551