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Researchers Find Changes in Agriculture Increase High River Flow Rates

University of Iowa researchers examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest.

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Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years

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The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global corn and wheat yields because of climate change, according to NCAR and Stanford University research. Such a slowdown would occur as global demand for crops rapidly increases.

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Agrilife Research Putting Designer Potatoes on the Menu to Boost Consumption

A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation.

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Peach recall generating a lot of questions for consumers

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New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley

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New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.

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@JohnsHopkinsSPH Expert Says Court Decision Allowing Antibiotics in Animal Feed Puts Public Health at Risk

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The Real Price of Steak: New Research Reveals the Comparative Environmental Costs of Animal-Based Foods

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and the U.S. created a tool to analyze the environmental costs of agriculture, with the goal of determining which types of animal-based food one should eat, environmentally speaking. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, they came up with answers both expected and surprising.

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Bumblebees in Trouble: Commercialization Has Sickened Bumblebees Around the World. Can We Save Them?

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Scientists Complete Chromosome-Based Draft of the Wheat Genome

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Scientists have completed a chromosome-based draft sequence of the bread wheat genome as well as the first reference sequence of chromosome 3B, the largest chromosome in wheat.

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Drying More Corn for Less Money

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Drying the maximum amount of corn with the least amount of energy—that’s what engineering manager Brent Bloemendaal of Brock Grain Systems in Frankfort, Indiana, needed to give his company a competitive edge in the marketplace. To do that, he partnered with thermodynamics experts at South Dakota State University. Using an experimental setup, assistant professor Stephen Gent of the mechanical engineering department has developed and validated a numerical model that the company calls “unique and cutting edge.”

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