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Purdue will be new home for Midwestern Regional Climate Center

April 14, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Purdue University as the new host of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC). Beth Hall, Indiana state climatologist, will direct the center for five years with $3.1 million in federal…

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Purdue launches Next Moves initiatives

April 9, 2021

Purdue University on Friday (April 9) officially launched Purdue’s Next Moves – five new distinct strategic initiatives designed to advance the university’s competitive advantage in its continuing quest for leadership among the world’s top research and…

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Purdue Ag Week to kick off Monday

April 8, 2021

During the week of April 12-16, Purdue University will celebrate its 10th Ag Week virtually and on campus. Ag Week is a weeklong event where students highlight the giant leaps within the agriculture industry and Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Student…

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free April corn and soybean outlook webinar

April 7, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free corn and soybean outlook webinar at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday (April 12). Registration is available.

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Purdue’s Spring Fest offers virtual at-home activities

April 6, 2021

Purdue’s College of Agriculture welcomes people of all ages to experience Purdue Spring Fest from their home and backyards. Normally held in-person on Purdue University’s campus, the annual event will begin Monday, April 12, with online events and acti…

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Purdue professor tackles bovine respiratory disease with over $1 million in grant support

April 6, 2021

Bovine respiratory disease is the most common and costly disease affecting beef cattle in the world. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Purdue University, recently received multiple awards, totaling $1.4 mill…

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Strong commodity prices, improved financial conditions boost Ag Economy Barometer

April 6, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 12 points in March to a reading of 177, marking the highest reading for the barometer since October. The rise was attributed to producers’ more optimistic view of the future. The Index of Future…

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Latino Cultural Center announces two virtual events for April

April 2, 2021

Purdue University’s Latino Cultural Center has announced two upcoming virtual events. All events are free. Registration is required for all events and can be done via the LCC website:

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Purdue asks livestock producers for help studying losses due to black vultures

April 1, 2021

Vultures play an important role in the ecosystem cleaning up animal carcasses from the landscape. However, although primarily scavengers, some black vultures cause problems for cattle operators in southern Indiana, harassing and even preying on young c…

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Start a community-based garden with Purdue Extension

March 29, 2021

Garden enthusiasts, local officials and community volunteers are invited to attend Purdue Extension’s Grass to Garden signature program this spring. Realizing that every garden project is unique, the Grass to Garden program guides participants through …

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Evolution proteomics approach opens view into how new gene functions arise

March 26, 2021

The creation of genes with new functions is a major driver of developmental innovation in all living organisms. How these genes acquire new functions over evolutionary time scales, however, is unclear.

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Former top-level D.C. agricultural economists to speak at James C. Snyder Memorial event

March 16, 2021

Ted McKinney, Matt Erickson, Rob Johansson and Joe Balagtas, all former government economists who recently served in Washington, D.C., will participate in a panel discussion at the 2021 James C. Snyder Memorial event, presented by the Purdue University…

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Purdue team predicts next-generation microbiome research promises agricultural advances

March 9, 2021

For thousands of years, humans have altered — often negatively and inadvertently —microbial communities in a quest to improve agricultural crops. In recent years, knowledge about the roles microbes play in these systems has grown rapidly but is not yet…

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Indiana State Climate Office provides spring outlook

March 9, 2021

Meteorological spring is here, with predictions by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) covering March, April and May. The vernal equinox, traditionally celebrated as the beginning of the season, will occur on March 20. There are currently strong La Nin…

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Purdue study finds limited economic impacts from U.S. rejoining the Paris climate accord

March 4, 2021

President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 — policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation …

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Purdue Extension sets fruit management series for growers

March 4, 2021

Fruit growers are encouraged to attend the Purdue Extension Fruit Management Webinar series sponsored by the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo. The series will be held virtually 1-3 p.m. ET Tuesday (March 9), and March 16 and 23.

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free March corn and soybean outlook webinar

March 3, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free corn and soybean outlook webinar at 12:30 p.m. ET Wednesday (March 10). Registration is available.

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Purdue to host ASTA Management Micro-Course Series for food and agribusiness professionals

March 2, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will offer the ASTA Management Micro-Course Series on various dates in March and April. The series features short, live, interactive online sessions for food and agribusiness professionals.

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Producers bullish about farmland values amid strong current conditions

March 2, 2021

Farmers continue to report strong current economic conditions on their farms, according to the February Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall reading for the Ag Economy Barometer changed very little compared to January, do…

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free 2021 crop insurance decisions webinar

February 24, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free 2021 crop insurance decisions webinar on at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday (March 1).

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