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Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Tipton and Clinton farms

June 13, 2022

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to help ensure a successful transition of your operation to the next generation and more at the annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, July…

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Report shows differences in food insecurity, sustainable food purchasing between racial and ethnic groups

June 8, 2022

Black and Hispanic consumers are somewhat more likely to check food labels and much more likely to face food insecurity, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report.

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Farmer sentiment plummets as production costs skyrocket

June 7, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped to its lowest level since April 2020, down 22 points in May to a reading of 99. Agricultural producers’ perceptions regarding current conditions on their farms, as well as their future expect…

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Integration leads to leap in tech for forest inventory, management

June 6, 2022

Through integration of aerial and ground-based mobile mapping sensors and systems, a team of Purdue digital forestry researchers has used advanced technology to locate, count and measure over a thousand trees in a matter of hours.

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Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School

June 3, 2022

Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic fence construction and design, including permanent fencing types, brace construction, fence installation, port…

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World Bank, European Parliament seek insight from Purdue global trade expert on impact of the war in Ukraine

May 31, 2022

Maksym Chepeliev began his career focused on global trade and a pathway to alternative energy when environmental concerns dominated the conversation. In February, Russia invaded his home country of Ukraine, and his life changed. His work and expertise …

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Satellite remote sensing could predict spotted lanternfly spread

May 25, 2022

Like a stylish secret agent, the spotted lanternfly has a striking appearance, but it is shrouded in mystery. Its movements are stealthy and devastating. And like something out of a suspense novel, a skilled team is using satellite technology to stay o…

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Eight receive Certificate of Distinction from Purdue Ag Alumni Association

May 16, 2022

Eight leaders from across the fields of agriculture were recognized with the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction –during the Ag Alumni Fish Fry in April.

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Urban-rural food satisfaction, food security gaps show in new report

May 11, 2022

People living in urban and rural areas share many of the same concerns about food prices and availability – including the impact of recent bird flu outbreaks. However, differences remain in food insecurity and diet satisfaction, according to the monthl…

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Purdue faculty and staff collaborate on $15 million USAID project in Peru

May 10, 2022

The Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), associated with Oklahoma, Utah State and Purdue universities, the Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropi…

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Purdue biochemistry professor Clint Chapple named to National Academy of Sciences

May 9, 2022

Clint Chapple, distinguished professor in the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Department of Biochemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS membership recognizes achievement in original research and is widely regarded…

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Discover home food preservation with Purdue Extension

May 9, 2022

Home canners are encouraged to join Purdue Extension for the Mastering Home Food Preservation training this summer at Purdue University. Instructors will teach procedures recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for home food preservation, pro…

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Purdue to host agronomic scouting training for interns

May 4, 2022

Interns at agricultural companies are invited to attend a Field Scout Intern Training event hosted by the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. The instructors will teach the basics of agronomic scouting and relevant practices in agricul…

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Producer sentiment improves with strengthened commodity prices, but high cost inflation worries farmers

May 3, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April, up 8 points to a reading of 121; however, it remains 32% below its reading from the same time last year. Producers’ perspective on current conditions and future expectations saw an…

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Jerome Adams, Purdue Presidential Fellow and former US surgeon general, media availability April 30 at Fairgrounds

April 27, 2022

Lack of access to health care and good nutrition, major issues with substance abuse, and inadequate broadband and education in rural America are causing many people to struggle with getting and staying healthy.

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Undergraduate students conduct hands-on research: Soil-dwelling bacteriophages may hold the future of medicine, honor President Daniels

April 22, 2022

At Purdue, undergraduates get to get their hands dirty in the lab. Metaphorically, of course – their hands and labs are clean, but their understanding of the in-depth complexities of the research process as an organic and opportunistic process is richl…

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Purdue Agriculture experts suggest thinking twice before purchasing Easter pets

April 13, 2022

Dating back centuries as a sign of fertility and new life, chicks and rabbits have been identified with Easter and spring décor, making their seasonal arrival in most farm supply stores a tempting purchase.

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Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

April 13, 2022

As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of spec…

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Ag Economy Barometer slides lower, producers concerned about war’s impact on input prices

April 5, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, down 12 points from February and 36% lower than March 2021, marking the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020, the early days of the pandemic. The decli…

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Purdue Extension releases Indiana renewable energy survey results

April 5, 2022

Indiana communities are facing complex land-use planning decisions, specifically in regard to renewable energy. To assist communities, Purdue Extension, through support from Hoosiers for Renewables and Indiana Farm Bureau, released a comprehensive stud…

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