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Fat’s unexpected role in muscle stem cell fate

January 21, 2022

Scientists have shown for the first time that fat inside adult muscle stem cells regulates their fate.

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Contaminated leafy greens turn purple

January 19, 2022

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple — although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging (different than purple varieties of some vegetables). Purdue rese…

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Purdue agricultural economists highlight inflation and pandemic-related uncertainties in annual outlook

January 13, 2022

The Purdue Agricultural Economics Report’s annual outlook issue identifies key factors that may affect the agricultural economy in the coming year. For 2022, Purdue experts cite inflation and COVID-19 uncertainty as key issues impacting food prices, ge…

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Ag-Celerator fund invests $200,000 in two agriculture startup companies

January 13, 2022

Insignum AgTech and Verility Inc., two companies founded by Purdue University alumni, have received $100,000 each from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund.

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One gene closer to a sorghum Superman

January 12, 2022

Scientists are honing the traits of speed, strength and near invulnerability in an important food crop that, much like a superhero, will help protect the vulnerable.

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Ag Alumni Fish Fry postponed until spring due to COVID-19

January 11, 2022

The annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, originally set for Feb. 4, has been postponed until April 30 due to safety concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 Omicron variant surge in Indiana.

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Farmer sentiment rises on strengthening current financial position

January 4, 2022

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose for only the second time since May, up 9 points to a reading of 125 in December. The Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations also rose this month with a stronger current…

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Plant scientists find recipe for anti-cancer compound in herbs

December 20, 2021

Thyme and oregano possess an anti-cancer compound that suppresses tumor development, but adding more to your tomato sauce isn’t enough to gain significant benefit. The key to unlocking the power of these plants is in amplifying the amount of the compou…

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Purdue to host ASTA Management Academy for seed industry professionals

December 20, 2021

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner again with the American Seed Trade Association to offer the ASTA Management Academy. The program will be Feb. 15-17 on the university’s campus.

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Purdue Extension Master Gardener program to offer virtual basic training in spring

December 20, 2021

The spring 2022 Purdue Extension Master Gardener (EMG) basic training program will begin Feb. 1 as a series of live virtual webinars

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Dashboard shows ‘Achilles’ heel’ of food supply chain

December 16, 2021

Bare shelves this holiday season highlight shortages and show how vulnerable the supply chain can be to disruptions. We know a sick baker can’t make bread, but what if something happens to the people and supplies needed to make the flour or butter the …

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Indiana Farm Bureau’s Hovde Award presented to Purdue Extension educator Karen Richey

December 14, 2021

The Indiana Farm Bureau’s (INFB) 2021 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Service to the people of Indiana by a Purdue staff member has been awarded to Extension educator Karen Richey.

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Purdue Extension sets virtual program for beef producers

December 13, 2021

Purdue Extension beef experts invite producers with fewer than five years of experience and individuals who are considering starting a beef cattle operation to join them for Purdue Beef Basics. The virtual program is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. ET Tuesday e…

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Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry to return to Indiana State Fairgrounds for 2022

December 9, 2021

The annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry will return to its in-person tradition on Feb. 5.

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Purdue to host virtual 2022 Top Farmer Conference on Jan. 7

December 8, 2021

The Purdue Top Farmer Conference, a management program for farmers that features some of the nation’s top experts on farm management, farm policy, agricultural finance and marketing, will take place Jan. 7, live via the Zoom meeting platform

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Farmer sentiment weakens as production cost concerns mount

December 7, 2021

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped 5 points in November to a reading of 116 as producers continue to be pessimistic about both the current and future outlook of the agricultural economy. The Index of Current Conditions decline…

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Purdue Ag Swiss goes rindless while maintaining original recipe

December 6, 2021

A Purdue tradition has returned to its roots, thanks to an Indiana creamery, while also gaining a new look.

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Pen-side test for bovine respiratory disease may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use

December 6, 2021

Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour.

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2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference will return in-person at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana

December 1, 2021

Registration is open for the 2022 Indiana Small Farm Conference – Indiana’s premier annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community – at purdue.ag/sfc.

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Sean Rotar elevated to ASLA Council of Fellows

November 24, 2021

Sean Rotar, program chair and associate professor of landscape architecture, was one of 35 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) members selected for the 2021 Class of Fellows. ASLA Council of Fellows are elected for their exceptional contrib…

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