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Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award winner helping to shape the field of food science

Friday, October 11th, 2019 University News Story

Haley Oliver has spent years working toward developing the first food technology program in Afghanistan.

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Calving school hosted by Purdue veterinary faculty

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a calving school for beef and dairy producers on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison St., West Lafayette. Land O’Lakes sponsors the school, at which producers will l…

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Farmer sentiment regarding current conditions slips in September

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 University News Story

Farmers became much more pessimistic about current conditions on their own farms and in the U.S. agricultural economy in late summer, according to the September Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall Ag Economy Barometer re…

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Map showing gene interactions could lead to new cancer therapies

Monday, September 30th, 2019 University News Story

Nearly 150,000 cancer-related deaths can be attributed annually to Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus, in part because of the lack of effective treatment options.

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Want to keep a cow happy? AI, robotics could hold the answer

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 University News Story

Even cows have emotions and a happy cow is a better milk producer than one under stress. But how do dairy farmers read an individual bovine animal not known for its facial expression amongst a herd of up to 10,000?

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When disease threatens animals, predators might provide the remedy

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 University News Story

When disease shows up in wild animal populations, there aren’t pharmacies or vets to turn to. The best solution might actually be the one thing they spend their lives avoiding – predators.

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‘U.S. Farm Report’ will bring college road show back to Purdue

Friday, September 20th, 2019 University News Story

“The U.S. Farm Report” a syndicated television show focusing on agriculture and agribusiness, hosted by Tyne Morgan, will be filming at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 26). Filming will take place on the lawn by the A…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944….

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Entomologist receives 2019 Purdue Agriculture Research Award

Monday, September 16th, 2019 University News Story

Ian Kaplan, a professor of entomology, has been selected to receive the 2019 Purdue University Agriculture Research Award. Presented annually since 1982, the award is the highest honor awarded to mid-career faculty members in the College of Agriculture…

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National food, agribusiness conference to focus on evolving value chain

Friday, September 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the 2019 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness on November 6-7 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.

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State wineries helping Purdue celebrate anniversary with ‘Giant Leaps’ labeled wines

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

As Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration nears its culmination, the university has teamed up with three award-winning Indiana wineries to produce specially labeled wines that will be served at select campus events.

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Purdue team gets $3 million to explore consequences of sustainability policies

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

A rapidly growing global population in the midst of a changing climate had led to serious sustainability issues and choices surrounding water, food and energy. These stresses and the policy responses will vary by locality, but they will have global rep…

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Purdue to offer strategic marketing workshop for agribusiness professionals

Friday, September 6th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will present the 2019 Strategic Agri-Marketing seminar Oct. 8-10 on the West Lafayette campus.

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Lafayette-area corn maze themed for Purdue’s ‘Giant Leaps’ wins USA Today contest

Friday, September 6th, 2019 University News Story

A corn maze near Lafayette that is designed to commemorate Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps” has won USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for best corn maze.

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Barrier-breaking Land O’Lakes Inc. leader to speak at Purdue

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 University News Story

Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc., will take part in an interview-style Q&A session, ‘A Conversation with Beth Ford,’ from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall at Purdue University. The event is free and open to the pu…

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Ag barometer declines sharply as commodity prices weaken; majority of farmers expect MFP payments in 2020

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August to a reading of 124, down 29 points from July. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S. and was conducted Aug. 12-20…

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Purdue economists warn palm oil solutions may have unintended consequences

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

The growth of palm oil, the most-consumed vegetable oil in the world, has been fueled by expansion of palm plantings in Malaysia and Indonesia that have contributed to massive deforestation in those countries. The carbon and biodiversity losses there h…

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Women in Agriculture award recipients recognized for commitment to agriculture

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry during Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Celebration of Agriculture, held Aug. 15 at the Indiana State Fair. The recipients were selected by the Purdue …

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Aiming to improve nutrition with ‘Orange Corn,’ NutraMaize receives more than $1 million in funding

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 University News Story

A project that began as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to improve nutrition in low-income countries has received more than $1 million to adapt a more nutritious, naturally selected variety of corn to the United States.

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Autonomous robots enter fields to collect precise soil samples, help farmers improve yields, reduce environmental impact, save money

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 University News Story

Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields.

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