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Ohio State hires new specialists for grape research

Three recently filled positions in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are geared to support grape-growing and winemaking research and further boost Ohio’s expanding wine industry. Andrew Kirk has... more »

Western Growers donates $1 million to produce safety research

Western Growers (WG) announced it's $1 million donation to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to advance food safety research and develop ready-to-use solutions to improve the safety of fresh produce globally. WG’s contribution puts CPS over... more »

Making the most of on-farm research data

In a recent article I described some important aspects of designing field experiments to avoid biasing the data. The take home lesson was that treatments should be replicated and randomized. In this article I will... more »

Roger Rennekamp to lead Ohio State University Extension

Roger Rennekamp, the associate dean for Outreach and Engagement at Oregon State University, has been named the next director of Ohio State University Extension. Bruce A. McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and... more »

Center for Produce Safety announces $20,000,000 campaign for produce safety

Since its inception in 2007, the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has provided $16.4 million to fund produce safety research.  To expand this work, the center announced the “Campaign for Produce Safety,” a fundraising initiative... more »

USDA NASS begins gathering food safety data about fruit operations nationwide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is now surveying produce packers and other post-harvest businesses to help fruit and vegetables operations as they prepare to implement new federal food safety requirements.... more »

University of Illinois reducing crop production research

In the coming year, the University of Illinois’ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is reallocating its state resources in crop production research at its St. Charles, DeKalb, Brownstown and Dixon Springs research... more »

Organic product sales in the U.S. up 72 percent since 2008

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2014 Organic Survey, which shows that 14,093 certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of... more »

New York supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which... more »

Precision orchard management supports success of New York apple industry

Excellent is how Cornell University Horticulture Professor Terence Robinson describes the results of precision orchard management trials at four Northern New York apple orchards. The trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development... more »

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