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June 9: WSU field day presents anaerobic digestion systems

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Edaleen-Cow-Power-LLC-2-webLYNDEN, Wash. – Anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery technologies will be discussed at the free Washington State University Anaerobic Digestion Systems Field Day on Thursday, June 9, on two Whatcom County farms near Lynden, Wash. » More …

WSU weighs in on Gov’s climate plan


Chad Kruger

The Washington State Climate Advisory Team (CAT) – created in 2007 -provides suggestions, ideas, and advice to the Governor and Legislature about ways to manage human-induced climate change.  Chad Kruger, interim director of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, joined the team last year and has been selected to co-lead the Agricultural Sub-Committee in 2008.

“Our goal is to provide the governor and legislators with practical strategies to reduce our carbon footprint here in Washington,” Kruger said.  “We hope to provide recommendations about reducing … » More …

Ag industry explores climate change

MOSES LAKE – As Washington experiences longer summers, higher temperatures, reduced snow pack, and more extreme weather events, the state’s farmers and ranchers are wondering what the impact will be to their bottom line. As some of the most climate-dependent business owners in the state, farmers may have the most to lose.

A group of Washington’s most innovative agriculture producers are joining university researchers, natural resource conservationists and advocates for agriculture to take an in-depth look at the risks presented by global climate change, as well as the potential opportunities.

The Agricultural Working Group on Climate Change Mitigation, part of the state’s … » More …