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University of Kentucky Has Advice for Struggling Grain Producers

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Profit margins have been tight for Kentucky’s grain producers, and they’re expected to stay tight in the coming year. Luckily, University of Kentucky agricultural economist Todd Davis has some tips and information for farmers who are struggling in this market: Manage your fertilizer: Use the university’s fertilizer recommendations in order to keep crops full of nutrients and reaching maximum yield …

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Purdue University Extension Has All the Tips to Make Your Trees Grow Strong this Fall

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Trees provide plenty of benefits – beautiful landscapes, healthier environments, and sometimes delicious fruit – but planting a tree without some thought and planning can be more of a liability than an asset. Fall is a great time to plant trees and, luckily, Purdue University Extension is here to help you plant wisely: Location: The right location is crucial for …

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Texas A&M’s Single Citrus Planting Method Brings Endless Possibilities

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Lurking in the citrus groves of Texas is the Diaprepes root weevil, an insect that chews up citrus tree roots underground and feasts on its leaves. In 2009, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center’s Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou found that putting a layer of plastic mesh over the soil beneath the tree stopped the pest in its tracks. Years later, Dr. Sétamou …

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University of Delaware Cooperative Extension joins University of Maryland Extension to Combat Diseases in Small Grains

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More than $24 million worth of small grain crops were planted in Delaware last year, making disease resistance extremely important for farmers. Fusarium head blight (FHB) is one of the most damaging pathogens for small grains across the globe and is one of the main concerns of the grain industry. FHB contaminates the grain, reducing yields. In order to combat …

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Happy National Seafood Month from Michigan State University!

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We can’t believe October is already here, but we couldn’t be more excited for National Seafood Month! Michigan State University is celebrating by putting the spotlight on sustainable fisheries and the products they provide for consumers. Michigan’s lucky residents have access to both locally produced farm-raised fish as well as wild-caught Great Lakes fish. Through the Michigan Sea Grant, residents …

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Peanut Farmers Rejoice Over Simply Amazing Farming Technique: Pod Blasting

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Pod blasting is a 20-year-old method of measuring peanut maturity. This informative process determines if a peanut crop is ready for harvest. What materials does this crucial method require? Just a pressure washer and a picker basket. Peanut maturity can be defined by the color of the pods. The darker the pods, the more mature they are. Famers must remove …

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Purdue University Helps Farmers Shift to Organic Grain Production

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Organic food sales climbed for than 8 percent from 2015 to 2016, raking in a record $43 billion last year. With this exciting statistic, Indiana farmers are more inclined to switch from conventional to organic grain production. To supply the demand for knowledge on how to make that transition, Purdue University’s agriculture researchers have secured a $200,000 grant from the …

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 40th Husker Harvest Days

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted its Husker Harvest Days from September 12-14 at their farm show near Grand Island. The exhibits fell under the theme of “Small Changes, Big Payback: Strengthening Nebraska’s Agricultural Economy” and were aimed to show farmers and ranchers how minor changes can lead to major returns. These exhibits included information, demonstrations, and interactive activities including: Strategies …

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The Cooperative Extension Service Provides Endless Resources for Hurricane Relief

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Our thoughts are with the South as Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean face the aftermath of this month’s hurricanes. Aside from the damage these storms did to the homes and families in these areas, the agriculture industry also took a big hit by the severe weather. As we reflect and rebuild, it is important for people to know that their …

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Oregon State University Solves Three Soil Problems in One Discovery

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Oregon State University plant pathologist Jennifer Parke was only trying to treat a specific disease in container nurseries, when she ended up solving a lot more growing issues in the process. Her soil solarization research allows farms to trap the sun’s energy under a layer of plastic that heats the soil enough to kill pathogens and weeds. Parke discovered that …

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Kids Explore New Foods and New Lessons on Money Management with the University of Kentucky

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The Power of Produce Club is a program lead by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Dayna Parrett, the county’s extension agent for family and consumer sciences. The club allows local children of all ages to earn up to $4 a day by completing an agriculture-related activity and trying a featured food. Through this program, children are able to try …

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University of Kentucky Has Advice for Struggling Grain Producers

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Profit margins have been tight for Kentucky’s grain producers, and they’re expected to stay tight in the coming year. Luckily, University of Kentucky agricultural economist Todd Davis has some tips and information for farmers who are struggling in this market: Manage your fertilizer: Use the university’s fertilizer recommendations in order to keep crops full of nutrients and reaching maximum yield …

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Penn State University Researcher Protects Crops from Disease with New Mobile App

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The cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease are spreading across Africa, threatening the food and income security of over 30 million farmers in the eastern and central parts of the continent. The diseases are hard to identify by farmers alone and the experts lack the data to support them. Fortunately, there is hope thanks to the CGIAR (Consultative …

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Oregon State University Gets to the Source of the Main Issues in Rural, Food-Insecure Communities

In All, Food Security by Ag is America

An Oregon State University study followed 144 families in three Oregon counties – 40 percent of which were determined to be at risk for food insecurity by OSU researchers. They learned that these families not only have inadequate quantities of quality food, but their children also aren’t provided enough opportunities to be active outside of the school day. The Centers …

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Purdue University Extension Has All the Tips to Make Your Trees Grow Strong this Fall

In Agricultural Systems, All by Ag is America

Trees provide plenty of benefits – beautiful landscapes, healthier environments, and sometimes delicious fruit – but planting a tree without some thought and planning can be more of a liability than an asset. Fall is a great time to plant trees and, luckily, Purdue University Extension is here to help you plant wisely: Location: The right location is crucial for …

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University of Tennessee Extension’s Top Tips to Tackle Tailgate Trouble

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There isn’t much you can do to prevent your favorite team from losing, but there is a lot you can do to prevent food poisoning from ruining your tailgate. University of Tennessee Extension has all the tips to keep your pre- and post-game gatherings safe: Stock-up on supplies: Pack the car with a food thermometer, disposable plates, disposable utensils, disposable …

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New Mexico State University Expands Student Greenhouse Program

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

For the past 11 years, New Mexico State University and Research Youth Agricultural Science Center has given middle school students the opportunity to learn about nature firsthand in their self-sustaining greenhouse and garden. Their new Seed-to-Plate project will allow them to expand the program across the district to grades K-12, creating a collaborative space for enhanced education and economic development …

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Oregon State University Leads Young Students in Outdoor Education Program

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Last November, Oregon voters elected a new leader and a new pipeline for funds to fund outdoor education programs in their school districts. The new Outdoor School program will give Oregon’s fifth- and sixth-graders the opportunity to have at least three consecutive days of outdoor education as part of their school experience. Kristopher Elliott is a science educator who was …

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Oklahoma State University Revamps the State’s School Cafeterias

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Cooking for Kids is Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s culinary training program designed to change the school nutrition landscape across the state. Trained chefs will partner with 15 school nutrition professionals to provide fresher, tastier food in their school cafeterias. The chefs will help develop a new menu for each school, procure proper ingredients and equipment, create marketing strategies, and …

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University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Introduces Middle Schoolers to Their Role in the Agriculture Industry

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Students at West Jessamine Middle School in Nicholasville, Kentucky didn’t know what to expect when they walked into the school’s library last week. They were greeted by Dr. Uneeda Bryant, a veterinary pathologist from the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Bryant and her team had an exciting day planned with interactive learning experiences to teach students about the …

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Texas A&M’s Single Citrus Planting Method Brings Endless Possibilities

In Agricultural Systems, All by Ag is America

Lurking in the citrus groves of Texas is the Diaprepes root weevil, an insect that chews up citrus tree roots underground and feasts on its leaves. In 2009, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center’s Dr. Mamoudou Sétamou found that putting a layer of plastic mesh over the soil beneath the tree stopped the pest in its tracks. Years later, Dr. Sétamou …

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Researchers Assemble! Clemson University Gathers Experts at Annual Water Resources Summit

In All, Energy & Bioproducts, Water Security by Ag is America

South Carolina may be impacted by tropical storms and hurricanes, but in the state, researchers say they are always just one month away from a drought. In fact, last summer marked the driest summer season in 122 years. Clemson University organized an annual conference that will bring together experts across the country to discuss resources and research on water use, …

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Mississippi State University Provides Tips on How to Reduce Plastic Trash

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The media has been recently flooded by reports of mysterious, microscopic trash particles coming from some of our household goods and damaging the environment. Water bottles, grocery bags, and other common materials can be extremely dangerous to animals and plants when improperly discarded and cleanup can cost over $11.5 billion. Mississippi State University has several tips you can take to …

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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Creates Working Urban Farm for Youth

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The Tuscan Village Farm is an urban farm created by and for the local youth in Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. The farm offers a common space where young people of all backgrounds can enjoy the outdoors and physical exercise, while learning about agricultural practices such as crop rotation, preparing healthy foods, and food budgeting. …

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Peony For Your Thoughts: University of Alaska Finds a Surprising New Industry

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It’s officially wedding season, and if you’re planning a celebration this summer that uses peonies, you might owe a thank you to the University of Alaska. Several years ago, it might have been hard to find peonies at a decent price, if you could even find them at all. But University of Alaska researchers and Cooperative Extension specialists worked together …

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The Fairest of Them All: North Carolina State University Pretties Up Potato to Prevent Food Waste

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What makes you pick produce at the store? Aesthetics play a large role in consumer’s choice but the impact of size and shape variation between veggies are also causing farmers to make a hard choice, as well. Using sweet potatoes as an example, North Carolina State University discovered that farmers tend to leave misshapen potatoes in the field because of …

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Oregon State University Gets to the Source of the Main Issues in Rural, Food-Insecure Communities

In All, Food Security by Ag is America

An Oregon State University study followed 144 families in three Oregon counties – 40 percent of which were determined to be at risk for food insecurity by OSU researchers. They learned that these families not only have inadequate quantities of quality food, but their children also aren’t provided enough opportunities to be active outside of the school day. The Centers …

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The University of Illinois Brings Issues with Food Insecurity in Rural Areas to our Attention

In All, Food Security by Ag is America

Despite the beautiful rolling hills of corn and vast rows of apple trees, rural America is not always capable of feeding its own residents. Food insecurity is a major issue in these rural communities, and Craig Gunderson of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is trying to increase awareness and develop solutions. “Just because rural …

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Purdue Extension Program Gets Excess Ag Crops into Food Pantries

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Every year, crops on small farms go to waste simply because the cost of harvesting and packaging them is not financially viable. Simultaneously, food banks are seeking a reliable source of fresh produce, as they typically can only afford aging produce that can no longer be sold in stores. To combat both of these problems, Purdue Extension created the “Waste …

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New Mexico State University Supports Startup Fighting Food Insecurity with Sustainable Ag

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Lack of access to fresh food is a serious problem in economically-depressed southwestern areas. The dry, arid climate makes farming tough, leading to food insecurity and limited agricultural exports. A Mexico State University program called AgSprint is supporting a new military veteran run start up, Revolution Agriculture, which seeks to mitigate food insecurity while giving New Mexico an economic boost. …

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University of New Hampshire Graduate Makes Use of the Leftovers – Leftover Meal Points, That Is

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Recent University of New Hampshire graduate, Alana Davidson, grew up wanting to be a baker. But a volunteering experience led to a research project that made her passion clear – addressing food insecurity at the college level. Food insecurity can be defined as being “without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food.” Through campus-wide surveys, she learned how the health …

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The Ohio State’s Chow Line Advises on How to Keep Picnic Food Safe and Bacteria Free

In All, Food Security, Nutrition & Health by Ag is America

When food temperature is too high or not high enough, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can be a tough balance to strike when packing up for a picnic. Failure to do so could mean unpleasant foodborne illness for you and your fellow picnic goers. As picnic season is officially upon us, the Ohio State’s Chow Line …

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Penn State University Gets Creative with Food Safety Training

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Technology continues to permeate our everyday lives but how do you bring technology to someone who doesn’t use it? Amish and Mennonite farmers, who produce half of Pennsylvania’s produce, do not use technology but still need to be educated on current food safety practices. Penn State University Extension, who usually uses PowerPoint to present, adapted their training to flip charts …

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North Dakota State University Extension Asks the Right Questions When It Comes to Food Studies

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How many times have you seen the latest diet fad flash on the news or social media? While the headlines might be interesting, they often do not provide all the details about the study. North Dakota State University Extension has published a list of questions to help you sort through the latest health finding such as asking yourself: Does the …

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North Dakota State University Extension Works with SNAP Families to Increase Healthy Choices

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The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to low income families and over 80,000 individuals in North Dakota participate in the program, with 46% under the age of 18. The North Dakota State University Extension Services offers SNAP education to individuals who receive, or are eligible, for SNAP benefits. Over 4,000 adults and 10,000 youth across the …

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Oklahoma State University Revamps the State’s School Cafeterias

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Cooking for Kids is Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s culinary training program designed to change the school nutrition landscape across the state. Trained chefs will partner with 15 school nutrition professionals to provide fresher, tastier food in their school cafeterias. The chefs will help develop a new menu for each school, procure proper ingredients and equipment, create marketing strategies, and …

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Refrigerator Cleanliness 101 by University of Connecticut

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Refrigerators might be one of our most important food safety innovations, but colder temperatures also grow and multiply food spoilage microorganisms, leaving these machines prone to pathogens that cause foodborne illness and spoilage. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see these pathogens coming until they’ve done their damage to your dairy products, produce, and more. That’s why it is important to focus …

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New Mexico State University Recieves Grant for Dietetic Internship Program

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded a grant to New Mexico State University’s Dietetic Internship Program in order to increase the number of qualified registered dieticians and nutritionists in the region. They hope that increasing this workforce will improve the health of the area’s residents by increasing fresh produce consumption and reduce sedentary lifestyles. The grant will allow …

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Kansas State University Partners with PepsiCo, Inc. to Develop Innovative, More Nutritious Products

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Kansas State University and PepsiCo, Inc. have partnered up to make nutritious food and beverage products more accessible and affordable. The university’s faculty and students will use their food and life sciences research expertise to help PepsiCo, Inc. to develop new product ideas. The partnership is a segment of PepsiCo, Inc.’s 2025 sustainability agenda, in which they hope to reduce …

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Oregon State University Extension Service Combats Childhood Obesity Through New Program in Rural Schools

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The children’s obesity epidemic in America stretches to all ends of the country, including rural communities. Oregon State University Extension Service is determined to make a change with their new toolkit that aims to help teachers engage rural Oregon youth in healthier lifestyles. The Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit integrated fitness and nutrition concepts through education and activity, providing teachers …

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Don’t Let Your Refrigerated Food go to Waste. Get the facts from North Dakota State University!

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Julie Garden-Robinson, a food and nutrition specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension, is an expert on food quality and its health value. Her professional expertise goes beyond her office at the NDSU Extension, and she’s provided some tips on how long food should stay in your refrigerator until it becomes unsafe. Here are a few of her recommendations: …

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University of Maine Professor Explores the Complexities of Fermenting Food at Home

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With kombucha and kimchi all the rage these days, more and more people are experimenting with food fermentation in their home kitchens. The key to successfully fermenting food is to make sure it’s prepared safely and balanced properly. Although not impossible, it is more difficult to control the cleanliness of a home kitchen compared to a production facility. “People need …

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UCONN Extension Shares How to Keep Fruit from the Farm Fresh

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To wash your berries before storage or not to wash your berries before storage. It can be a disputed question and is just one example of the controversies you may encounter when discussing how to maintain fruit freshness. According to UCONN Extension, the fact of the matter is that different methods work better for different types of fruits (and vegetables …

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University of Georgia Fights Pathogens with Programming

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Identifying the source of a foodborne illness outbreak quickly is essential to reducing the spread of pathogens, but it can be tough to do efficiently. Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing computer software to aid in the detection of problematic foodborne bacteria. The software graphically represents relationships between bacteria genomics in a population, making it easier to differentiate …

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University of Arkansas Educates Off-Campus About the Benefits of Healthy Eating

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In Arkansas, more than 300,000 people have diabetes and healthy habits can be hard to find. But the University of Arkansas Extension, who has been participating in the federally-funded SNAP-Ed program for over 20 years, has learned a thing or two to make sure people have access to healthy eating. The Extension provides educational programs within the school system to …

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Penn State University Researcher Protects Crops from Disease with New Mobile App

In All, Technology by Ag is America

The cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease are spreading across Africa, threatening the food and income security of over 30 million farmers in the eastern and central parts of the continent. The diseases are hard to identify by farmers alone and the experts lack the data to support them. Fortunately, there is hope thanks to the CGIAR (Consultative …

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Rutgers Research Says Hops Farming Could Be New Trendy Market for New Jersey

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Once upon a time, the northeast possessed a thriving market for hops farming. But after the outbreak of blight and the onset of prohibition in the early 1900s, hops production shifted to the northwest, which caused New Jersey farmers to lose a source of income. However, research conducted by Rutgers University indicates that hops could be making a comeback in …

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Getting By With a Little Kelp from Cornell Cooperative Extension

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Due to various forms of contamination, natural water sources often become overly nutrient-rich, which can yield a host of undesirable effects for the ecosystem. Kelp can lessen this problem by feeding off and reducing nutrient content in water bodies, but that’s just one of the many benefits from this seaweed. Cornell Cooperative Extension researchers have harvested their first kelp crop …

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Join the UConn Extension in the 40 Gallon Challenge to Conserve Water

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The University of Connecticut Extension is encouraging Connecticut residents to participate in the 40 Gallon Challenge. The challenge is a national activation to promote water consideration among residents and businesses, and hopes to reduce water use on average by 40 gallons per person each day. Since the challenge started in 2011, Connecticut has had 10 pledges compared to 2,000 in …

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Texas A&M University Recommends New Practice for Water Conservation

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Texas A&M University has found a new effective practice for water conservation and maintaining water quality. Multi-paddock grazing, where one paddock is grazed while the other is recovering from use, can significantly influence an ecosystem and have positive impacts on soil infiltration, surface runoff, and water quality issues on the farm. Multi-paddock grazing can be more effective than rotational grazing …

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UCONN Water Conservation Program Combats Shifting Precipitation Patterns

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Connecticut is experiencing a change in its precipitation trends with more intense but less frequent rainfall patterns. These long stretches of dryness can quickly turn into droughts, so UCONN Extension is partnering up to work on a two-year water conservation project funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership. The project’s mission is to get proactive about …

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Auburn University Promotes Clean Water in Floridian Aquifer with NIFA Grant

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The Florida Aquifer holds an extremely significant role within the southeast, providing irrigation for farms, billions of dollars annually to the economy, and drinking water to approximately 10 million people. The preservation of the aquifer and its surrounding ecosystems is essential. However, some agricultural and industrial practices typical to the surrounding areas pose a threat to the Aquifer’s quality maintenance. …

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Washington State University Develops Weather Resistant Crops

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The dry summer heat has hit the west coast particularly hard and Washington State University is getting more aggressive about preventing drought’s impact on crops. Thanks to a sizable grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington State University is continuing its development of drought-resistant crops to maintain Washington and the world’s increased reliance on grains. Further improvement …

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Soil Sampling Helps Water Conservation Efforts, with Clemson University GPS Technology

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Clemson University has created a GPS software to track soil sampling that will help farmers not only with profitability but also environmental efforts. The software will locate exactly where soil samples are taken to help producers ensure they are taking adequate samples and then evaluate the soil for nutrient recommendations. With accurate soil data, growers can maximize yields or lower …

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Researchers Assemble! Clemson University Gathers Experts at Annual Water Resources Summit

In All, Energy & Bioproducts, Water Security by Ag is America

South Carolina may be impacted by tropical storms and hurricanes, but in the state, researchers say they are always just one month away from a drought. In fact, last summer marked the driest summer season in 122 years. Clemson University organized an annual conference that will bring together experts across the country to discuss resources and research on water use, …

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University of Tennessee Extension’s Top Tips to Tackle Tailgate Trouble

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

There isn’t much you can do to prevent your favorite team from losing, but there is a lot you can do to prevent food poisoning from ruining your tailgate. University of Tennessee Extension has all the tips to keep your pre- and post-game gatherings safe: Stock-up on supplies: Pack the car with a food thermometer, disposable plates, disposable utensils, disposable …

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New Mexico State University Expands Student Greenhouse Program

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

For the past 11 years, New Mexico State University and Research Youth Agricultural Science Center has given middle school students the opportunity to learn about nature firsthand in their self-sustaining greenhouse and garden. Their new Seed-to-Plate project will allow them to expand the program across the district to grades K-12, creating a collaborative space for enhanced education and economic development …

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Oregon State University Leads Young Students in Outdoor Education Program

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Last November, Oregon voters elected a new leader and a new pipeline for funds to fund outdoor education programs in their school districts. The new Outdoor School program will give Oregon’s fifth- and sixth-graders the opportunity to have at least three consecutive days of outdoor education as part of their school experience. Kristopher Elliott is a science educator who was …

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Oklahoma State University Revamps the State’s School Cafeterias

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Cooking for Kids is Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s culinary training program designed to change the school nutrition landscape across the state. Trained chefs will partner with 15 school nutrition professionals to provide fresher, tastier food in their school cafeterias. The chefs will help develop a new menu for each school, procure proper ingredients and equipment, create marketing strategies, and …

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University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Introduces Middle Schoolers to Their Role in the Agriculture Industry

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Students at West Jessamine Middle School in Nicholasville, Kentucky didn’t know what to expect when they walked into the school’s library last week. They were greeted by Dr. Uneeda Bryant, a veterinary pathologist from the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Bryant and her team had an exciting day planned with interactive learning experiences to teach students about the …

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Refrigerator Cleanliness 101 by University of Connecticut

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Refrigerators might be one of our most important food safety innovations, but colder temperatures also grow and multiply food spoilage microorganisms, leaving these machines prone to pathogens that cause foodborne illness and spoilage. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see these pathogens coming until they’ve done their damage to your dairy products, produce, and more. That’s why it is important to focus …

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The Cooperative Extension Service Provides Endless Resources for Hurricane Relief

In Agricultural Systems, All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Our thoughts are with the South as Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean face the aftermath of this month’s hurricanes. Aside from the damage these storms did to the homes and families in these areas, the agriculture industry also took a big hit by the severe weather. As we reflect and rebuild, it is important for people to know that their …

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New Mexico State University Recieves Grant for Dietetic Internship Program

In All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded a grant to New Mexico State University’s Dietetic Internship Program in order to increase the number of qualified registered dieticians and nutritionists in the region. They hope that increasing this workforce will improve the health of the area’s residents by increasing fresh produce consumption and reduce sedentary lifestyles. The grant will allow …

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Louisiana State University Improves Community Health Issues Through New Initiatives

In All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Louisiana State University’s AgCenter is familiar with the health issues in their community. “We were seeing all the basic chronic diseases – obesity issues, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension,” said Cynthia Stephens, AgCenter extension agent. Their solution? Community-based programs, such as chair-assisted exercise classes for seniors, yoga for children, community gardens, and a broad range of nutrition education lessons. The …

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