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Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production in France

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 University News Story

A French company has obtained worldwide exclusive rights to Juliet, a Purdue-affiliated apple gaining popularity for organic production.

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Three Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Monday, November 20th, 2017 University News Story

Three Purdue University professors have been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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Carbon’s economic damage costlier than thought based on current science

Monday, November 20th, 2017 University News Story

The data used to calculate the damage that an additional ton of carbon dioxide has on the global economy has long relied on outdated science. Recent updates modeled by the University of California-Davis and Purdue University raise the calculations of t…

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Bountiful harvests will likely keep holiday food prices manageable, Purdue ag economist says

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

Consumers planning a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year can expect to pay less for turkeys, compared to 2016. The prices of other holiday staples, such as dressing, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie, should remain about the same or increase only slig…

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Purdue study clarifies, quantifies Indiana’s ‘digital divide’

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

As Indiana legislators weigh options for increasing high-speed internet access in the state, a new report by the Purdue Center for Regional Development shows the economic benefits of expanded broadband service could outweigh the development costs and g…

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Widespread chemical contaminants stunt growth of amphibians

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

A series of synthetic chemicals widely used in household products, food packaging and clothing have a significant effect on the development of frogs, even at low doses, according to a Purdue University study.

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Purdue poised to improve sorghum for millions with $5 million grant

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Purdue Top Farmer Conference focused on strategies for 2018

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will present the 50th Top Farmer Conference on Jan. 9 at the Beck Agricultural Center. A pre-conference workshop will be held on Jan. 8 at the same location.

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Purdue, Ag Retailers partner with Arizona State for 2018 management academy

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the Agricultural Retailers Association are partnering with Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business to present the 2018 ARA Management Academy, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, on the ASU campus in Tempe, Arizona.

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Without more prescribed burns, U.S. forest fires are ‘going to get worse,’ specialist predicts

Monday, November 13th, 2017 University News Story

With wildfires causing widespread destruction in California, Montana and other states, officials have been investing millions into containing and suppressing massive wildfires. Despite those efforts to contain the fires, nature eventually must run its course — which contributed to record-breaking fires this year, according to a firefighter and wildfire consulting specialist.

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