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New switchgrass developed specifically for bioenergy use baby chicks
Brownfield Ag News August 29, 2014

Interview with ARS-Lincoln scientist Rob Mitchell, who helped develop a new variety of switchgrass for bioenergy generation. Brownfield Ag News is an agricultural news service covering every aspect of the agricultural industry, from auctions to weather. It is viewed by around 4500 people every month.


Finding long-term links between weather and cattle production
Ag Annex
August 28, 2014

From a July 31 news feed by Ann Perry. Ag Annex provides agricultural news, features, resource guides, commodity prices, weather and other information. The site encompasses news from Top Crop Manager, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager, Fruit & Vegetable and AgroBiomass.


Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee
UA News
August 28, 2014

Feature about the role of honey bees in agricultural production includes an interview with ARS-Tucson scientist Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman. UA News is a news website for the University of Arizona. Also in Physorg.com, a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.


Scientists dedicate themselves to keep mother navel orange tree alive
The Press-Enterprise
August 27, 2014

Feature about protecting important navel orange germplasm and historically important trees quotes ARS-Riverside scientist Robert Krueger about the effort. The Press-Enterprise is published daily in Riverside, California and has a circulation of over 131,000.


Could citrus industry be destroyed by citrus greening?
WPTV
August 27, 2014

Interview with ARS-Fort Pierce scientist Tim Gottwald on efforts to control citrus greening. WPTV is the NBC news affiliate for West Palm Beach, Florida.


Alfalfa Joins the Rotation
Agweb.com
August 26, 2014

Feature about work by ARS-Ames scientist Doug Karlen, ARS-Madison scientist Ron Hatfield, and ARS-St. Paul scientist JoAnn Lamb on developing alfalfa rotation systems. Karlen and Hatfield are quoted in the story. AgWeb.com is the Internet site for original content from the magazines, newsletters and broadcast properties of Farm Journal Media, the nation's leading agricultural media company. It carries news from the Pro Farmer family of newsletters, Farm Journal, Top Producer, Beef Today, Dairy Today, AgDay-TV and Farm Journal Radio Network.


Photo Slices Provide Detailed Images of Tiny Wasps for Biocontrol Efforts
Entomology Today
August 26, 2014

From an August 25 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Entomology Today is a website for the Entomological Society of America and reports on discoveries in insect science, news, and events from entomological societies. ESA members total more than 6,500 individuals from around the world. Also in Technology.org, a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences.


Ticks can make horses sick
High Plains Journal
August 25, 2014

Short feature about work by ARS scientists on detecting tick-borne diseases in horses. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.


Abrasive Organic Herbicide Method Blasts Weeds to Death
Popsci.com
August 25, 2014

Feature about work by ARS-Morris scientist Frank Forcella on innovations in weed control. Article is derived in part from a July 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Jan Suszkiw. PopSci.com is the compansion website for Popular Science, which has been a leading source of science and technology news since its inception in 1872. Also in Startribune.com, the website for Minnesota's largest newspaper, which has a daily circulation of about 350,000 and a weekend circulation of about 575,000. Also on the website for the Organic Consumers Association, which represents over 850,000 members, subscribers and volunteers, including several thousand businesses in the natural foods and organic marketplace.


USDA researcher reveals encouraging results of phosphine fumigation tests
Fresh Fruit Portal
August 25, 2014

Report on work by ARS-Parlier scientist Spencer Walse on alternatives to using methyl bromide in fruit production. FreshFruitPortal.com is a website that focuses on the export fruit industry in the prime fruit growing nations of the Southern Hemisphere. It is the sister company of Portalfruticola.com, a leading source of news for Latin American fruit growers and exporters. Also in Biointel.org, a website produced by the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne.


Test alteration simplifies diagnosis of poultry diseases
Agriland
August 25, 2014

From an August 18 news feed by Sandra Avant. Agriland is a leading online platform produced in Ireland for the agricultural sector. The website provides online resources for news and commodity prices. Also in The Poultry Site, a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry that has over 160,000 unique visitors per month.


Even good farming may pollute area's groundwater
Green Bay Press Gazette
August 24, 2014

Feature about research on groundwater pollution from livestock manure and agricultural chemicals includes interview with ARS-Madison scientist Mark Borchardt, who conducted one of the studies. The Green Bay Press Gazette is published daily in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and has a circulation of 42,000.


What happened in Toledo could happen here
Delmarvanow.com
August 24, 2014

Article about Lake Erie algae blooms discusses work by ARS scientists and partners to mitigate similar problems in the Chesapeake Bay. Delmarvanow.com is the website for the Salisbury, MD Daily Times and averages around 300,000 page views every month.


Hypoallergenic nuts: A solution to nut allergies?
NPR’s The Salt
August 23, 2014

Article about work by ARS-New Orleans scientist Chris Mattison to modify the proteins in tree nuts and peanuts that trigger an immune response in people who have nut allergies. National Public Radio (NPR) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Also in WUNC.com, the public radio station that is broadcast in the Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham market.


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For the week of August 15, 2014 to August 22, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture develops moisture meter technology for in-shell peanuts two scientists checking peanuts for moisture
Seedquest August 21, 2014

From an August 21 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. SeedQuest is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month.


“Waxy” winter wheat debuts in Nebraska 
Agronomy.org August 21, 2014

Feature about work by ARS-Lincoln scientist Bob Graybosch on different factors involved in the development of a new wheat variety. Story includes interview with Graybosch. Agronomy.org is the website for the American Society of Agronomy, a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global agronomy. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1907, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 14,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy.


Ag research internships in federal ARS labs can open career doors 
Prairie Star August 20, 2014

Feature about the summer internship program at the ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan includes interview with Mandan scientist Jonathan Halvorson. The Prairie Star, published in Great Falls, Montana, reaches over 20,000 farming and ranching families in Montana and Wyoming. It aims to promote the agriculture industry by providing information and entertainment for its readers.


Test alteration simplifies diagnosis of poultry diseases
Feedstuffs.com
August 19, 2014

From an August 18 news feed by Sandra Avant. For nearly 80 years, Feedstuffs has been providing news, information and analysis on areas directly related to food production, including the related areas of feed manufacturing, animal health and nutrition, industry trends, feed ingredients, government regulations and marketing. Also in Farms.com, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. Also in Technology.org, a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences.


Study shows Zilmax has no apparent detrimental effect on cattle health
Nebraska Farm Bureau
August 19, 2014

ARS-Lubbock scientists Jeff Carroll and Nicole Sanchez co-led a study that determined the feed additive Zilmax was not harmful to livestock. The Nebraska Farm Bureau supports Nebraska farm and ranch families and works for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. It has more than 56,000 member families.


New nursery sprayer could be "game changer"
Sugar Producer
August 19, 2014

Article about work by ARS-Wooster scientist Heping Zhu and others on the development of a pesticide sprayer that can significantly reduce pesticide applications. Story includes interview with Zhu. Sugar Producer is the website for Sugar Producer Magazine, a leading magazine about sugar beet production. It is published 9 times a year. Also in Capital Press, an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


How science is going to war with nut allergies
FWX.foodandwine.com
August 19, 2014

Article about work by ARS-New Orleans scientist Chris Mattison to modify the proteins in tree nuts and peanuts that trigger an immune response in people who have nut allergies. Foodandwine.com is the website for a monthly magazine that has a circulation of around 950,000. Similar story in Perishablenews.com, an outlet for news about all the perishable categories typically featured in a retail store. It has over 22,000 readers around the world. Also in oxy.com, a news website that covers a range of general topics.


In state’s karst area, even good farming may pollute groundwater
Wisconsin Watch
August 19, 2014

Feature about research on groundwater pollution from livestock manure and agricultural chemicals includes interview with ARS-Madison scientist Mark Borchardt, who was one of the researchers who conducted one of the studies. Wisconsin Watch is produced by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, which fosters investigative reporting in Wisconsin and trains current and future generations of investigative journalists. Also in La Crosse Tribune, which is published dailiy in La Crosse, Wisconsin and has a circulation of 25,000. Also in the Daily Reporter, which provides essential construction news, data, and project updates for Wisconsin construction professionals.


Bushland USDA lab names leaders
Amarillo.com
August 18, 2014

Article about the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory in Bushland notes that Andy Cole will become the facility's new laboratory director and that David Brauer is the new research leader of the lab’s Soil and Water Management Unit. Both scientists are quoted in the story. Amarillo.com, which has an average of over 200,000 unique viewers each month, is the website for the Amarillo Globe-News.


Would you drink a GMO beer?
Motley Fool
August 17, 2014

Feature about brewing beer includes information about the ARS Hop Breeding and Genetics program. The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company that reaches millions of people each month through its website, books, newspaper column, television appearances, and subscription newsletter services. Also in Nasdaq.com, a website with up-to-the minute financial news and analysis. The website has 5 million unique visitors every month.


Advice for wheat production challenges
North Platte Bulletin August 17, 2014

At the Wheat Production Workshop in Scottsbluff, ARS-Lincoln scientist Robert Graybosch discussed research on developing disease-resistant wheat varieties. North Platte Bulletin is published weekly in North Platte, Nebraska, and has a circulation of 3,000. Also in Nebraska Ag Connection, which is a subsidiary of USAgNet.com, a network of Web sites that serve the needs of the agricultural industry with local, state and national information on a daily basis.


New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost
Ethanol Producer Magazine
August 15, 2014

From an August 7 news feed by Ann Perry. Ethanol Producer Magazine is a monthly magazine that is read by around 7,500 ethanol industry professionals. Also in Biomass Magazine, which has a circulation of around 5,000 and is produced by BBI International, an organization that serves the biofuels industry. Also in Biofuels Digest, which covers producer news, research, policy, policymakers, conferences, fleets and financial news on a daily basis and is read by over 50,000 professionals in the biofuels industry. Also in Minnesota Biofuels Association, which represents and promotes the renewable fuels industry in Minnesota.


Scientists examining effects of harvesting crop residues 
Farm and Ranch Guide August 15, 2014

Feature about work by ARS-Mandan scientist David Archer on harvesting crop residues includes interview with Archer. Farm and Ranch Guide is distributed free to over 34,000 qualified farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and Minnesota with additional paid subscribers in South Dakota and Montana.


Ins and outs of beneficial nematode movement
Seedquest
August 14, 2014

From an August 14 news feed by Sharon Durham.


“Seeding” the next crop of scientists 
Logan County Herald August 13, 2014

From an August 12 USDA blog by Jan Suszkiw. The Logan County Herald is a news website that is produced in Lincoln, Illinois for Lincoln and nearby communities.


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For the week of August 8, 2014 to August 15, 2014

Ins and outs of beneficial nematode movement nematode
Technology.org
August 15, 2014

From an August 14 news feed by Sharon Durham. Technology.org is a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences.


Trout cannot always profit from DDGS
All About Feed
August 15, 2014

Article discusses findings by ARS scientists on limitations in using DDGs to supplement fish feed. All About Feed is an online resource for members of the feed industry, providing information on animal nutrition, feed, feed additives and ingredients and manufacture.


Scientists working to establish cover crops with growing crop
Minnesota Farm Guide
August 14, 2014

ARS-Mandan scientist David Archer is interviewed about cover cropping research to improve Northern Great Plains production. Minnesota Farm Guide is a weekly agricultural publication based in Minnesota. With a readership covering southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, it reaches over 27,600 producers every week.


New soil test methods can pay dividends
Western Producer August 14, 2014

ARS-Temple scientist Rick Haney is quoted in a story about monitoring soil health. Western Producer is published weekly for farmers and ranchers in western Canada.


Keeping air potato plant out of your yard
TCPalm.com
August 13, 2014

Article about the invasive air potato vine discusses work by ARS-Fort Lauderdale scientists on using the air potato leaf beetle to control the plant. TCPalm.com is the website for Florida's Indian River Press Journal, St. Lucie News Tribune, the Stuart News, the Sebastian Sun and Jupiter Courier and is read by over 234,000 readers every day.


Mosquitoes 'smell' and 'taste' DEET and other repellents
PCTOnline.com
August 12, 2014

From an August 1 news feed by Sandra Avant. PCT (Pest Control Technology) provides information about pest control to over 22,000 subscribers – the largest circulation in the industry.


Soil plans: Project looks at long-term impacts of fertilizer
Ag Weekly August 12, 2014

Article about fertilizer management discusses work by ARS-Kimberly scientist April Leytem on greenhouse gas emissions linked to fertilizer use. Agweekly.com of Twin Falls, Idaho is an online division of The Times-News, which has a weekly circulation of 12,400.


USDA researchers seek to reduce allergenicity of tree nuts, peanuts
Science Now
August 11, 2014

Article about work by ARS-New Orleans scientist Chris Mattison to modify the proteins in tree nuts and peanuts that trigger an immune response in people who have nut allergies. Mattison is quoted in the story. ScienceNOW Daily News is posted every weekday from Science Magazine's team of journalists. Also in Food Safety Magazine, a bimonthly publication dedicated to meeting the information needs of food safety and quality assurance professionals at food and beverage processors, foodservice companies, and agri-food laboratories worldwide. Also in Irish Independent, a daily newspaper published in Dublin that has a circulation of around 134,000 on weekdays and 226,000 on Sundays. Also in Bioscience Technology, which is published 12 times a year and provides 55,000 life science/biotechnology researchers with new product and new technology information. Also in Redorbit.com, a website that features news about science, space, and technology and receives over 5 million visitors every month. Also in Science Daily, one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. It has about 15 million page views a month. Also in Physorg.com, a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. Also in Newsmax Health, a for-profit health news website that has an average of 2.7 million unique visitors every month. Also in Food Product Design, which targets the entire decision-making team at the world’s leading food and beverage and foodservice manufacturing companies and has over 32,000 subscribers. Similar article in Prevention, a consumer health education website produced by Rodale that has an average of over 6 million unique visitors every month. Also in Huffington Post, a news website with a diverse mix of commentary, news reports, and blogs on politics, science, culture, the economy and other topics. It has over 20 million viewers. Also on Freshplaza.com, which is based in the Netherlands and has over 4,000 users who read their posts about the the fresh produce business. Stories are also distributed through a newsletter via email to approximately 6,000 subscribers.


Buzzworthy breeding to bring back bumble bees
Northwest Public Radio
August 11, 2014

Article about work by ARS-Logan scientist Jamie Strange and others to support native bumble bee populations. Strange is quoted in the story. Northwest Public Radio is broadcast from Washington State University in Pullman and is carried by public radio stations in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.


Researchers take closer look at links between fertilizers, greenhouse gas emissions
High Plains Journal August 11, 2014

From an April 28 news feed by Ann Perry. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.


Finding long-term links between weather, beef cattle production
Beef Magazine
August 10, 2014

From a July 31 news feed by Ann Perry. Beef Magazine publishes monthly issues that are read by around 100,000 cow/calf operators, stocker-growers, cattle feeders, veterinarians, nutritionists and allied industries.


Internship gives students hands on lab research experience
Bismarck Tribune
August 10, 2014

Feature about a student intern at the ARS-Mandan laboratory includes interview with ARS-Mandan scientist Jonathan Halvorson. Bismarck Tribune is published daily in Bismarck, North Dakota and has a circulation of 26,000. Also in Farm and Ranch Guide, which is distributed free to over 34,000 qualified farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and Minnesota with additional paid subscribers in South Dakota and Montana.


New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost 
Agprofessional.com August 7, 2014

From an August 7 news feed by Ann Perry. Agprofessional.com is the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs.


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For the week of August 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014

New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost scientist harvesting switchgrass
Seedquest
August 7, 2014

From an August 7 news feed by Ann Perry. SeedQuest is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. Also on the website of World of Renewables, an U.K.-based global information site about renewable fuels that emails news and research updates to over 90,000 subscribers.


Cooperation is key to really knowing how to eat
The Hill
August 7, 2014

Blog about eating habits notes that ARS scientists are partnering with private companies to increase the nutritional content of different foods. The Hill is a non-partisan weekly newspaper that covers Congressional activities and profiles lawmakers and aides. Its print circulation is 21,000.


Growers enlist thermotherapy to treat HLB-infected trees
The Grower
August 6, 2014

ARS-Fort Pierce scientist Yongping Duan is quoted about the benefits of using thermotherapy to control citrus greening. The Grower is published 9 times a year and has a circulation of around 22,000. It provides profitable production and management strategies to commercial producers who control 90% of the nation's fruit and vegetable acreage.


Potato industry keys in on mop-top 
Capital Press August 6, 2014

Feature about a new grant in the works to fund research on potato mop-top virus. ARS-Ithaca scientist Stewart Gray, who is the lead scientist on the grant application, is quoted in the story. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000. Also in Freshplaza.com, which is based in the Netherlands and has over 4,000 users who read their posts about the the fresh produce business. Stories are also distributed through a newsletter via email to approximately 6,000 subscribers.


MSU research aims to help biofuel switchgrass survive northern winters
Farmers Advance
August 5, 2014

As part of ongoing work by ARS and other institutions, Michigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture program to develop hardier switchgrass as a biofuel source. Farmer's Advance is one of the largest weekly farm and auction newspapers and posts ag-related news for producers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


Rooting out the best genes in apple rootstocks
Agprofessional.com
August 4, 2014

From an August 4 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Agprofessional.com is the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs. Also in Freshplaza.com and Fresh Fruit Portal, a website that focuses on the export fruit industry in the prime fruit growing nations of the Southern Hemisphere. It is the sister company of Portalfruticola.com, a leading source of news for Latin American fruit growers and exporters. Both companies are part of the Yentzen Group, a leading provider of marketing and communications solutions for the produce industry.


Certain compounds stimulate mosquito taste receptors
Technology.org
August 4, 2014

From an August 1 news feed by Sandra Avant. Technology.org is a website that publishes information about various science and technology topics ranging from pure technical disciplines to natural and social sciences. Also in Physorg.com, a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month. Also in e!Science News, a science news site that uses a computer program to automatically update its content. Also in Entomology Today, a website for the Entomological Society of America that reports discoveries in the world of insect science, news and events from entomological societies. ESA members total more than 6,500 individuals from around the world.


Kudzu That Ate U.S. South Heads North As Climate Changes 
Southern Loggin' Times August 1, 2014

Article about kudzu quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska about the plant's expanding range. Southern Loggin' Times is published monthly and has more than 12,100 subscribers.


People you should know: Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center scientists
Stuttgart Daily Leader
August 1, 2014

Article about the ARS-Stuttgart laboratory includes quotes from research leader Anna McClung and scientist Shannon Pinson. The Stuttgart Daily Leader is published Monday through Friday in Stuttgart, Arkansas and has a circulation of 2,400.


Local researchers hoping to find new crop in potato bean
Ames Tribune
August 1, 2014

Feature about work conducted by ARS-Ames scientist Steven Cannon on potato bean as a common food crop. Story includes interview with Cannon. The Ames Tribune is published six days a week in Ames, Iowa and has a circulation of around 10,100.


Finding long-term links between weather and cattle production
e!Science News
August 1, 2014

From a July 31 news feed by Ann Perry. Also in Agweb.com, the Internet site for original content from the magazines, newsletters and broadcast properties of Farm Journal Media, the nation's leading agricultural media company. It carries news from the Pro Farmer family of newsletters, Farm Journal, Top Producer, Beef Today, Dairy Today, AgDay-TV and Farm Journal Radio Network. Also in Beef Producer, a 'magazine within a magazine' that only goes to beef producing readers of Farm Progress state and regional publications. This national magazine takes on key production, marketing and issues-oriented editorial 10 times a year. Also in Technology.org.


Ag secretary briefed on nutrition, dairy, climate research
Cornell Chronicle
August 1, 2014

Article about USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's visit to Cornell University notes ARS scientists participated in meetings to discuss dairy herd health, dairy and food processing, workforce development, and Cornell’s teaching, research and extension missions. The Cornell Chronicle is Cornell University’s newspaper of record, which is distributed free on campus and posted online. Chronicle Online is updated daily, and provides access to stories and graphics from the newspaper.


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For the week of July 25, 2014 to August 1, 2014

Finding Long-Term Links Between Weather And Cattle Productioncattle grazing on grasslands
Farms.com July 31, 2014

From a July 31 news feed by Ann Perry. Farms.com Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. Also in Physorg.com, a website for articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other scientific topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.


Deadly Virus Impacts Pig Exhibitors at Wisconsin Valley Fair 
WSAW.com July 31, 2014

Article about PEDv notes that ARS is conducting research on developing a vaccine for PEDv. WSAW.com is the local CBS news affiliate for Wausau, Wisconsin.


Vine that ate South spreading northward 
The Columbian July 31, 2014

Article about kudzu quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska about the plant's expanding range. The Columbian is published daily in Vancouver, Washington, and has a circulation of 48,000. Also in the Charleston Daily Mail, which is published daily in Charleston, West Virginia, and has a circulation of 18,000. Also in PilotOnline.com, the website for the Virginian-Pilot, which is published daily in Norfolk, Virginia, and has a circulation of 142,000.


Wine Growers Focus On Managing Damaged Vines 
Farm Progress July 31, 2014

Article about an upcoming field day for Ohio grape growers notes that attendees will also be able to see a demonstration of a new "intelligent" sprayer designed and developed in part by ARS scientists. Farm Progess Magazine Group produces 18 state/regional magazines that feature localized editorial coverage to serve the information needs of each area’s agricultural community. 


The U.S. National Arboretum is breathing new life into an old plant 
Washington Post July 30, 2014

Article about huckleberry research at the U.S. National Arboretum discusses work by ARS-National Arboretum scientist Margaret Pooler and includes quote from ARS technician Ryan Spaulding. With a daily circulation of more than 800,000, and over 1.1 million on Sundays, The Washington Post ranks as one of the top five newspapers in the U.S.


Pheromone works to help catch stink bugs
Delawareonline.com July 30, 2014

Article about stink bug research includes interview with ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey. Delawareonline.com is a news website that is operated in Wilmington by the Gannett Company.


Helping switchgrass survive winter will boost its biofuel potential
MSU Today July 30, 2014

As part of ongoing work by ARS and other institutions, Michigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture program to develop hardier switchgrass as a biofuel source. Also in Domestic Fuel, which is produced by ZimmComm, a company that specializes in blogging, podcasting and managing RSS feeds for the agricultural industry. Also in Ethanol Producer, the website for a monthly magazine that is read by around 7,500 ethanol industry professionals.


Crickets Boom in Southwest US as Drought Worsens 
MSN.com July 28, 2014

Article about cricket populations in the southwest U.S. notes that ARS scientists in Sidney are investigating possible links between increasing populations and drought cycles. MSN.com is the Microsoft news website that posts content on a wide range of topics.


New method distinguishes yellow perch females from males
High Plains Journal July 28, 2014

From a June 2 news feed by Sandra Avant. High Plains Journal, based in Dodge City, KS, covers areas of South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, as well as Kansas. With an average of nearly 70,000 pages views a day, High Plains Journal’s website is one of the most-visited websites in agriculture.


Orange Juice Drinkers May Soon Feel the Squeeze
FoodNetwork.com blog July 28, 2014

Article about citrus greening cites ARS warnings about the severity of the disease. FoodNetwork.com has 25 million visitors every month.


Study: Zilmax Causes No Adverse Effect on Cattle 
DTN/Progressive Farmer July 28, 2014

ARS-Lubbock scientists Jeff Carroll and Nicole Sanchez co-led a study that determined the feed additive Zilmax was not harmful to livestock. DTN/Progressive Farmer generates and delivers ag-based news, weather and data with the largest newsroom in the agriculture industry: hundreds of full-time journalists and meteorologists, plus a carefully chosen selection of the sharpest advisors in the market. It has an approximate circulation of 651,000. Also in Omaha.com, the website for the Omaha World-Herald. It receives over a million page views every month.


Pelting weeds with particles instead of spraying them with herbicides
Magicvalley.com
July 27, 2014

From a July 21 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Magicvalley.com is the website for the Twin Falls Times-News, which is published daily in Twin Falls, Idaho and has a circulation of 20,240. Also in Prairie Star, which is published in Great Falls, Montana, and reaches over 20,000 farming and ranching families in Montana and Wyoming.


USDA will continue to use Paterson field 
Bellingham Herald July 26, 2014

Article about changes at the ARS-Prosser lab includes quotes by IS Director Sandy Miller Hays. The Bellingham Herald is published daily in Bellingham, Washington and has a circulation of 17,000. Also in Tri-City Herald, which is published daily in Kennewick, Washington, and has a circulation of 31,000.


How's the air out there on the farm? 
High Plains Journal July 28, 2014

Story about monitoring emissions from agricultural production includes interview with ARS-Ames scientist Jerry Hatfield.


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