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Nebraska's Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture

While it was built on a foundation of basic plant science, research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Plant Science is anything but basic. Faculty in the center are making discoveries in areas of metabolic biochemistry, stress... Read More

30 Years of Data on Optimum Plant Density and Yield gains for Corn Recognized in Scientific Reports

DES MOINES, Iowa – A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant density increased, the range for maximizing yields also wide... Read More

As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

PRINCETON, N.J.-- The popularity of drones is flourishing on the farm. Three in four U.S. farmers (74%) are currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their farm according to an April 2018 Munich Reinsurance ... Read More

Montana Researchers Pioneer Using Wool for Erosion Control

The stuff of socks, sweaters and high-tech underwear now has yet another use, according to a Montana State University study: revegetating roadsides to prevent erosion. At a road cut along Highway 287 near Three Forks, Mont., healthy patches of nat... Read More

Mini Babybel® Featured in the New Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios®

CHICAGO -- Mini Babybel® snack cheese plays a starring role in the all-new Toy Story Land, an 11-acre land at Disney's Hollywood Studios® located at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Guests in Toy Story Land will feel like th... Read More

Williams Farm and Natural Ag Solutions open farm

WAVERLY, Kan. — One of the leading producers using cover crops in the United States, David Brandt, will be speaking in Waverly, Kansas on July 24th. Brandt has been successfully utilizing cover crops for three decades on his Carroll, Ohio farm. Bra... Read More

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jul 9, 2018 -- 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for pathogen detection instruments and kits. The award makes the 3M™ Molecular Detec... Read More

Crowd Watches Wheat Harvested the Old-Fashioned Way

MILTON, Ind. (AP) — In an age of high technology and mechanization on farms, people are very interested in how farmers did it a generation or two ago. Not deterred by heat in the high 90s, a large crowd including a few men aged 90-plus, turned o... Read More