posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Stanford Study questions whether organic food is any better nutritionally.
posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:17 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The gap between federal support for agricultural research at large public universities and private investment continues to grow — and the divide comes with increased threats to academic freedom and more instances of...
posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sought Wednesday to raise the profile of agricultural research at universities like Penn State as Congress begins the arduous task of renewing the farm bill.
Penn State leads...
posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Illinois climate experts say the state had a rare phenomenon this year: April's weather was cooler than March.
posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM
The University of Minnesota has earned a top grade for its organic agriculture programs.
posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military.
Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based...
posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:36 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - University of Minnesota biofuels
researchers are teaming up with master gardeners in the school's
They're seeking to find out whether biofuel production...
posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM
- Kudzu - the "plant that ate the South" - has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers.
posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM
BOULDER, Colo, (AP) - A study released by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., says the annual impact of routine weather in the United States can total $485 billion.
posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Commerce Department investigation has found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of federal climate researchers whose e-mails were leaked in the debate over global climate change.
posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM
AMES, Iowa — The wind turbines that have been popping up across Iowa may be good for the corn and soybean fields that surround them, according to an Iowa State University researcher who collected data from fields around the turbines last summer.
posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM
Lawmakers ponder sweeping food safety reforms, giving the FDA increased regulatory authority. New research indicates the demise of a key tax credit for ethanol, could have a minimal effect on corn prices. And we'll discover why cranberries --...
posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University are testing a new type of environmentally friendly paving product.
posted on October 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM
In Washington, farm laborers employ a high-profile comedian to make their case. At the pump, new research reveals older cars and alternative fuels really can mix. And in the city, a snack food company uses an innovative campaign to put a face...
posted on July 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM
BURLINGTON, Vt (AP)— The fields and long red barns at the University of Vermont will soon house fewer cows as low milk prices, high costs and budget cuts have forced the university to sell its herd.