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Influenza D Antibodies Confirmed in Horses on Midwestern Farms

Researchers found antibodies against two strains of influenza D in blood samples from horses in the Midwest. “It’s nothing we need to worry about at this moment, but more studies are needed,” according to professor Feng Li.
16-Feb-2018 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Rapidly Measuring Beta-Glucan Content in Oats

It's the beta-glucan that gives oats its cholesterol-lowering power and now food scientists have a quick, accurate way of measuring it.
9-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


More Robust Listeria Risk Assessment by Including Heat-Injured Cells

Developing assessment models that more accurately predict the risk of Listeria contamination, particularly with regard to heat-injured cells, will help food manufacturers enhance food safety protocols—and protect consumers from foodborne pathogens.
5-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Biofuels Feedstock Study Supports Billion-Ton Estimate

Can farmers produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock? The answer is yes.
22-Jan-2018 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites


Documentary Illustrates Importance of Community Newspapers

A one-hour documentary film based on the oral histories of eight North Dakota journalists illustrates the important role newspapers play in their community.
18-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


More Accurately Identifying Forests, Grasses, Crops

A new program uses Landsat satellite data to automatically differentiate land cover into 16 categories in 30-meter resolution— and does so more accurately than other land cover products.
11-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Modeling Vegetation More Accurately Using Satellite Imagery

A new modeling approach that combines MODIS and Landsat imagery and analyzes multiple images through the year promises to more accurately track changes in vegetation and land use.
9-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Sharing Images of Love, Loss and Hope

Associate English professor Christine Stewart-Nuňez shares images of love, loss and hope in two new poetry books, “Untrussed” and “Bluewords Greening.”
29-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.
2-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT


An increased number of bat sightings in the fall coincide with young bat being encouraged to leave the nest and fend for themselves.
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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.
4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT


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