posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Michigan State University $6.9 million to study and develop bee pollination strategies for specialty crop growers.
posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM
The report called for closer oversight by both the agriculture department and lawmakers, and legislation to mandate more transparency.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The projects including examining how nitrogen management systems utilized by farmers might help increase crop yields. Others include looking at the agronomic and environmental benefits of cover crops
posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Federal researchers are working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires… similar to ones already in place for hurricanes and tornadoes. The National Institute for Standards and Technology hopes the Wildland Urban...
posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM
USDA researchers are learning more about the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS. Also called blue-ear pig disease, it too costs pork producers money and pigs every year.
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.