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Entomologists Use Dogs to Hunt Down Stink Bugs scientists in field
Entomology Today April 10, 2014

Feature about research by ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey about dogs that have been trained to detect stink bugs. Leskey is quoted in the story. Entomology Today is 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.


USDA Researchers Go High-Tech to View Tiny Organisms
Scienceblog.com April 10, 2014

From an April 8 USDA blog by Jan Suszkiw. Science Blog is published by a team of science editors, writers and enthusiasts. It includes research news releases, original stories and interviews, and blogs covering everything from computers and electronics to biology and medicine. Also in e!Science News, a science news site that uses a computer program to automatically update its content.


A new probiotic improves pig health, reduces manure
Business Farmer April 10, 2014

From a March 27 news feed by Ann Perry. Business Farmer is a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500.


Fundamentals of pasture management and events
Franklin Favorite April 10, 2014

Article reviews forage practices recommended by the ARS U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. The Franklin Favorite is a weekly newspaper based in Franklin, Ky. with a circulation of 5,500.


Un-killable? Stink bugs said to have survived record cold winter; now in 41 U.S. states and Europe 
PennLive.com April 9, 2014

Article about stink bug overwintering quotes ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey. PennLive.com is a comprehensive website featuring news and information about central Pennsylvania.


ARS scientists develop new uses for rice bran extract
AgAlert.com
April 9, 2014

From an April 3 news feed by Marcia Wood. AgAlert.com is the California Farm Bureau Federation's weekly newspaper that is distributed to Farm Bureau agricultural and collegiate members. Also in Preparedfoods.com, a monthly magazine that provides news about market trends, new product opportunities, ingredient formulation and product development solutions for the food and beverage communities. It has a circulation of over 40,000. Also in Baking Business, an online resource providing information on grain-based foods and online versions of several baking magazines. Also in Laboratory Equipment, an electronic newsletter that is sent to 30,000 opt-in subscribers Monday through Thursday.


New method pasteurises eggs in 20 minutes
Foodprocessing.com.au
April 9, 2014

From a March 31 news feed by Marcia Wood. Foodprocessing.com.au, which is produced in Australia, provides around 40,000 food manufacturing, packaging and design professionals with an easy-to-use, readily available source of information in a range of digital and print formats.


Scientists find gene to improve wheat immunity
Food Product Design
April 7, 2014

From an April 7 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Food Product Design targets the entire decision-making team at the world’s leading food and beverage and foodservice manufacturing companies and has over 32,000 subscribers. Also in KNEB.com, the website for a Nebraska ag radio station. Also in KTIC.com, the website for the rural radio network with a broadcast area that includes part of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Also in Physorg.com, which posts scientific discussions 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 Kansas Ag Connection, 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. Also in Agprofessional.com, the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs.


Researchers release new soybean germplasm line
RFDTV.com
April 7, 2014

From a February 18 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. RFD-TV is the country’s first 24-hour television network with programming that focuses on agriculture, equine and rural lifestyles and country music and entertainment. It has over a million viewers every week. Also in Farms.com, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries.


USDA scientists are more than just nerds, Vilsack says
USA Today
April 5, 2014

From an April 4 USDA blog post. USA Today reaches over 5.2 million readers every day. USAToday.com, the paper’s online counterpart, hosts an additional 10.4 million. The paper provides breaking news regarding economics, sports, technology and current events. Also in Des Moines Register, which has a daily circulation of 74,400 and a Sunday circulation of 95,700. Also in Mason City Globe Gazette, which is published daily in Mason City, Iowa and has a circulation of 13,700.


A look at Lake Alan Henry's disappearing water
Lubbock Online
April 5, 2014

A short feature about dropping water levels in Lake Alan Henry in Texas quotes ARS-Bushland scientist David Brauer. Lubbock Online is the website for the Lubbock Avalanche Review, which is published daily in Lubbock, Texas and has a circulation of 49,000.


Allergy alert: Tidal wave of pent-up pollen could be headed our way
Washington Post
April 2, 2014

Story about spring pollen levels quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska about pollen levels and global climate trends. 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.


 

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For the week of March 28, 2014 to April 4, 2014

Scientists develop new way to make food ingredient from rice bran oil a loaf of bread
Physorg.com April 4, 2014

From an April 3 news feed by Marcia Wood. PhysOrg.com posts scientific discussions 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.


Climate ‘hubs’ to offer farmers help  
Capital Press April 3, 2014

Feature about the USDA initiative to establish research hubs for climate changes studies includes quotes from ARS-Ames scientist Jerry Hatfield. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


Stripe rust found in Willamette Valley wheat
Capital Press April 3, 2014

ARS-Pullman scientist Xianming Chen is quoted about stripe rust in the Pacific Northwest.


NCGA joins REAP initiative as founding partner
Farm and Ranch Guide April 3, 2014

ARS has asked the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) to establish a public-private partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others to strengthen soil health research that addresses the needs of U.S. farmers. The focus of this research will be to identify the production and sustainable advantages of different soil management strategies. 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. Also in KNEB.com, the website for a Nebraska ag radio station. Also in Ag Weekly, which is circulated to 22,000 readers in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.


Peanut genome sequenced  
Albany Herald April 2, 2014

Feature about the successful sequencing of the peanut genome notes that ARS scientists in Ames contributed to the research. The Albany Herald is published daily in Albany, Georgia and has a circulation of 22,000.


Program Looks to Give Bees a Leg (or Six) Up
New York Times April 2, 2014

Feature about increasing forage plants for honey bees quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Jeff Pettis about potential benefits from the program. The New York Times, with a daily circulation of about 1,131,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 1,681,000, is one of the U.S.A.'s most prominent daily newspapers. Also in Bend Bulletin, which is published daily in Bend, Oregon, and has a circulation of 32,000.


New tool identifies key soybean genes
Midwest Producer April 2, 2014

From a February 18 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Midwest Producer is sent to approximately 30,000 of the top producers in Kansas and Nebraska every month.


New Capsicum annuum pepper contains high concentrations of beneficial capsinoids
Hortidaily.com April 2, 2014

Press release about a new pepper variety that was developed in part by ARS-Griffin scientist Robert Jarret. Hortidaily.com is a website that is updated daily with news relevant to growers and others in horticulture. The editors source news on a global basis and from many different languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch and Portuguese.


New soybean germplasm line released - JTN-4307 is resistant to multiple nematode populations and fungal pathogens
Seedquest April 2, 2014

ARS-Stoneville scientist Prakash Arelli is quoted about qualities of the new variety of soybean that he and ARS-Stoneville scientist Alemu Mengistu helped to develop. Some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world use the SeedQuest site every month. SeedQuest also carries this and other ARS News Service stories in Spanish.


How Can We Protect Against Bovine Tuberculosis?
The Dairy Site April 1, 2014

From an October 2013 Healthy Animals newsletter by Sandra Avant. Dairy Site is sponsored by TheCattleSite.com, which has over 55,000 page views every month. Also in The Cattle Site, a website that provides free technical information to a steadily growing on-line worldwide audience of around 85,000 visitors every month.


Wheat’s wild ancestors could hold key to modern major disease
Southeast Farm Press April 1, 2014

From an April 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Dennis O'Brien. Southeast Farm Press focuses on agricultural commodities of the southeastern US, including cotton, peanuts, tobacco, corn, soybeans, vegetables and fruit/nut and has a circulation of around 45,000.


Potato Mop-Top Virus
Spudsmart.com Spring 2014

Feature about potato mop-top virus includes interview with ARS-Prosser scientist Chuck Brown, who has conducted research on the virus. Spudsmart.com is the website for a Canadian magazine that is published 4 times a year and has a circulation of around 5,000.


White mold research at risk
Agweek March 31, 2014

Feature about white mold (sclerotinia) research notes ARS leads the National Sclerotinia Initiative, which supports 20 different projects targeting white mold’s threat to sunflowers, soybeans, canola, edible dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas. The article also notes that much of the work in this project is conducted at the ARS Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo. Agweek is published weekly and is read by 87,300 subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.


MARC celebrates 50 years of research
High Plains Journal March 31, 2014

Feature about the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, which has been operating for 50 years and will hold events later this year to to mark the anniversary. Story quotes ARS-Clay Center scientists John Pollak, Kreg Leymaster, Gary Bennett, Tommy Wheeler, and Steven Shackelford. 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.


Breakthrough: New way to pasteurize raw eggs
Central Valley Business Times
March 31, 2014

From a March 31 news feed by Marcia Wood. The Central Valley Business Times, which has around 61,000 monthly readers, is an online unit of BizGnus, Inc., a California corporation which reports, writes, edits and publishes business news in online and printed publications. Also in The Poultry Site, a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry that has over 160,000 unique visitors per month. Also in Feedstuffs, a news site for 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 Laboratory Equipment, a news letter that is sent to 30,000 opt-in subscribers Monday through Thursday. Also in Physorg.com, which posts scientific discussions 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 KTIC.com, the website for the rural radio network with a broadcast area that includes part of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Also in Food Safety News, a daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety. Also in Foodmate.com, a business-to-business website in China that supports e-commerce to global food buyers and suppliers.


New worm-like mite features extraordinary upholstery
Scientific American
March 31, 2014

Blog item notes ARS scientists were part of a team that discovered a new species of mite. One of the country's oldest continuously published magazines, Scientific American is a popular science magazine that produces articles about new and innovative research. It has a monthly circulation of about 650,000. The Scientific American website averages around 11.2 million page views every month.


USDA researchers improve Newcastle disease classification system
High Plains Journal March 31, 2014

From a March 24 news feed by Sandra Avant.


Unlikely source of healthy fat: Coconuts
The Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2014

Story quotes National Program Leader David Klurfeld about research to date on the nutritional benefits of coconut. The Wall Street Journal is published six days a week and has a circulation of around 2.1 million.


Flavor Secrets of Hass Avocados Probed
Farmer & Rancher March 31, 2014

From a March 6 news feed by Marcia Wood. The Farmer & Rancher is published monthly and has a circulation of 20,000 throughout Florida and south Georgia.


Bee diagnostic centre signs partnership agreement with U.S. lab
Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
March 31, 2014

Grande Prairie Regional College signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the bee research laboratory at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland. The two laboratories will share their expertise and techniques when it comes to the pests, pathogens and parasite diagnostics of honeybees in North America. The Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune is a news website that is produced in Grande Prairie, Alberta.


New Soil Model Creates Step-change in Predictive Farm Management
The Crop Site March 31, 2014

Announcement about a 3-year research collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. ARS will be participating in the work. The Crop Site has editorial teams in the US and the UK that provide live ag-related coverage from industry and academic events around the world.


The making of the new hardiness zones map
Toledo Blade March 30, 2014

Feature about the revised plant hardiness zone map quotes ARS public affairs specialist Kim Kaplan. The Toledo Blade is published daily in Toledo, Ohio, and has a circulation of 117,700.


New Probiotic Improves Pig Health, Reduces Manure Output
Iowa Ag Connection March 28, 2014

From a March 27 news feed by Ann Perry. Iowa Ag Connection 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. Also in Pork Network, a business magazine for professional pork producers. It is designed to help commercial pork producers operate more efficient and profitable pork production businesses. It is published 6 times a year.


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For the week of March 21, 2014 to March 28, 2014

Probiotics for Pigs: Less Manure, Better Health scientist and chick
The Pig Site March 28, 2014

From a March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Ann Perry. Produced in the UK, ThePigSite.com is devoted solely to pigs and porcine welfare. The site intends to be a global hub for information on pigs, hogs and swine.


Probiotics for pigs
Agriland March 27, 2014

From a March 27 news feed by Ann Perry. 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 Physorg.com, a site for scientific discussions 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.


Wheat evaluated for cereal cyst nematode resistance
Capital Press March 27, 2014

Article about Pacific Northwest wheat production includes information about wheat breeding studies conducted in part by ARS scientists in Pullman. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


Researchers demonstrate routes of transmission of salmonella, campylobacter in turkeys
Agrimarketing.com March 26, 2014

Story about research conducted in part by ARS scientists in Athens on food pathogens in turkeys. Agrimarketing.com is a magazine that is published nine times a year and covers the unique interests of corporate agribusiness executives, their marketing communications agencies, the agricultural media, ag trade associations and other ag-related professionals. It has around 8,000 subscribers.


New Capsicum annuum pepper contains high concentrations of beneficial capsinoids
Eurekalert.com March 26, 2014

Press release about a new pepper variety that was developed in part by ARS-Griffin scientist Robert Jarret. EurekAlert! is a leading global news service focused on science, medicine and technology that offers press release distribution, an experts database, multimedia and other services connecting the scientific and medical community with reporters. Over six thousand science, health and technology reporters worldwide rely on EurekAlert! for story ideas and resources. Also in Seedquest, which is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. Also in Bioportfolio.com, a leading news, information and knowledge resource covering the global life science industries impacted on by biotechnology. The site aims to provide the lay person, the researcher and the management executive with a single location to source core information on specific bio-related topics, to collate relevant data associated with each topic and to point the user to relevant knowledge resources. Also in Physorg.com. Also in The Grower, which 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. Also in Nutrition Horizon, a website that is is hosted by CNS Media BV, Arnhem, The Netherlands, the leading international publisher on food-ingredient technology and food product development.


Researchers mixed on future of farming on High Plains
Lubbock Online March 26, 2014

Feature about the Ogallala Aquifer and High Plains crop production includes quotes from ARS-Bushland scientists David Brauer and Steve Evett. Lubbock Online is the website for the Lubbock Avalanche Review, which is published daily in Lubbock, Texas and has a circulation of 49,000.


New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn
Alton Telegraph March 25, 2014

Press release about a new method for fertilizer application quotes ARS-Bowling Green scientist Karamat Sistani. who contributed to the research leading to the new method. The Alton Telegraph is published daily in Alton, Illinois and has a circulation of 20,000. Also in Farm and Dairy, which has been serving the rural communities of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for over 90 years and has a paid circulation of around 31,000.


Researcher cites progress in search for drought-resistant soybeans
Agri-pulse.com March 25, 2014

Feature about discussions between ARS-Raleigh scientist Tom Carter and Capitol Hill legislative staff on drought-resistant soybeans. Agri-pulse.com is a comprehensive weekly report of the latest agricultural information, including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, food safety, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance.


Research promises earlier warning for grapevine canker diseases
Western Farm Press March 25, 2014

Feature about research by ARS-Davis scientist Kendra Baumgartner on grapevine canker disease. Baumgartner is quoted in the story. Western Farm Press is one of four distinct, regionally edited publications and e-newsletters produced by Penton Agriculture that serve high-income farmers with timely and reliable information. With daily, weekly, and multi-monthly frequency, Farm Press addresses all production and marketing aspects of agricultural production with additional emphasis on legislative, environmental and regulatory issues.


Gardeners Help Trees, Flowers and Shrubs Recover from Winter
Wall Street Journal March 25, 2014

Article about the effects of winter on plants includes quotes from ARS-Beltsville scientist Don Weber on harlequin bugs, which feed on some southern U. S. crops. The Wall Street Journal is published six days a week and has a circulation of around 2.1 million.


USDA study finds H7N9 infections most likely sourced from quail and chicken 
Vaccine News Daily March 25, 2014

Story about research conducted by ARS-Athens scientist David Suarez and others on H7N9 influenza quotes Suarez about the results.Vaccine News Daily is an Internet-based newswire dedicated to 24/7 coverage of communicable diseases and vaccine development to help scientists, government officials, and the general public stay abreast of current concerns and new developments.


Coated seeds could encourage an early start for spring planting
Minnesota Farm Guide March 25, 2014

From a March 10 news feed by Ann Perry. 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. Also in Business Farmer, a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500. 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.


Flying into the Future
Spudman March 24, 2014

Article about the use of UAVs in potato production includes information about research conducted in part by ARS-Beltsville scientist Ray Hunt. Spudman is a national magazine for potato growers, packers, shippers and processors, with over 10,000 readers. For 40 years Spudman has provided national editorial coverage exclusive to the potato industry, unbiased to any region.


Researchers improve Newcastle disease classification system
e!Science News March 24, 2014

From a March 24 news feed by Sandra Avant. e!Science News is a science news site that uses a computer program to automatically update its content. Also in The Poultry Site, a leading on-line portal for the global poultry industry, communicating with over 160,000 unique visitors per month. 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. Also in Physorg.com and Agrimarketing.com.


'CSI' of the plant world
Californian.com March 24, 2014

Feature about research conducted by ARS-Salinas scientist Carolee Bull, who is interviewed in the story. Californian.com is the website for the North County Times, which is published daily and Sundays for readers in north San Diego County and south Riverside County and has an online and print readership of around 346,000. Also in Ohio-forum.com, a news website produced by Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.


Partnerships emerging to improve soil health in Oklahoma
High Plains Journal March 24, 2014

Article about the recent annual Oklahoma No-till Conference quotes ARS-Temple scientist Rick Haney about his research. 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.


Legacy of Green Revolution’s Father Lives On
Lancaster Farming March 22, 2014

Story about Norman Borlaug quotes ARS-Ames scientist Jerry Hatfield about Borlaug's contributions to agriculture. Lancaster Farming is a weekly newspaper that provides news, market & commodity reports and agribusiness information to a readership of over 51,000.


Dietary Products: Some are Under-researched, Over-marketed
KNEB.com March 20, 2014

From a March 20 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. KNEB.com is the website for a Nebraska ag radio station. Also in Lab Manager, which is written for lab supervisors, managers and directors, research managers and directors, and other leading research professionals who identify, recommend, purchase and support their labs' technology needs. It is published 11 times a year and has a circulation of 43,500.


Extension Connection — Specialty Greens Pack a Nutritional Punch
Morningsun.net March 20, 2014

From a January 23 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. Morningsun.net is the website for the Morning Sun, which is published daily in Pittsburg, Kansas and has a circulation of 6,800.



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For the week of March 14, 2014 to March 21, 2014

Dietary Products: Some are Under-researched, Over-marketed two scientists in a laboratory
KTIC.com March 20, 2014

From a March 20 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. KTIC.com is the website for the rural radio network with a broadcast area that includes part of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. 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.


Tri-Societies Celebrate Norman Borlaug's 100 Years
Growing Oklahoma March 20, 2014

In a tribute story to Norman Borlaug, ARS-Ames scientist Jerry Hatfield is quoted about Borlaug's impact on agriculture. Growing Oklahoma reaches agribusiness owners, community leaders, policy makers and growers from all over the state.


Foods for Beautiful Skin
Eating Well March 19, 2014

National Program Leader Gene Lester is quoted about the nutritional benefits of frozen food. Eating Well is a website produced by the EatingWell Media Group, a communications company producing an award-winning national consumer magazine, high-quality food- and nutrition-related books, a content-rich website, e-mail newsletters, and serving content to strategic partners with other electronic media. The website has over 3 million unique visitors every month.


Hope for the American Elm
Smithsonian Gardens March 20, 2014

Post about tree maintenance on the grounds of the Smithsonian notes that ARS scientists collaborated on the development of a disease-resistant variety of elm. Smithsonian Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian’s outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits. Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the museums’ exhibits and learning environment in a public garden setting while shaping visitors’ overall experience of the Smithsonian.


USDA efforts to assist honey bees, address colony collapse
Idaho County Free Press March 19, 2014

Article about honey bee health notes ARS is conducting a range of research on bees. The Idaho County Free Press is published weekly in Grangeville, Idaho, and has a circulation of 3,700.


Testing and Vaccination Closing In On Bovine TB And Johne's
Farm Progress March 19, 2014

Based on an April 2013 Agricultural Research magazine story by Sandra Avant. 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. 


New poultry litter application method holds promise in corn
Kentucky Farm Bureau March 19, 2014

Press release about a new method for fertilizer application quotes ARS-Bowling Green scientist Karamat Sistani. who contributed to the research leading to the new method. ARS-Bowling Green technician Jason Simmons and ARS-Booneville scientist Dan Pote also collaborated on the project. Also in Southeast Farm Press, which focuses on agricultural commodities of the southeastern US, including cotton, peanuts, tobacco, corn, soybeans, vegetables and fruit/nut. It has a circulation of around 45,000.


Ancient Irish secret, Potatoes are the original super-food
Irish Central March 19, 2014

Article about the nutritional benefits of potatoes includes information on research conducted by ARS-Prosser scientist Roy Navarre. IrishCentral is the largest Irish site in North America and covers news and interests, from the nostalgic and the modern Irish America and Ireland. The site has 2 million unique visitors monthly.


New Reference Book Lists Uses and Origins of Important Plants
KTIC.com March 18, 2014

From a March 17 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Also in Seedquest, which is seen by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. SeedQuest also carries this and other ARS News Service stories in Spanish. Also in Technology.org. Also in Agprofessional.com, the website for a monthly magazine that is read by 28,500 retailers, independent crop consultants, professional farm managers and CCAs.


Ozone Helps Keep Honeycombs Clean
Growing Produce March 18, 2014

From a March 13 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Growing Produce targets the fruit, vegetable, and citrus industries with news about varieties, pest control tactics, and production tips.


Genetic Research on Soybeans Provides Tool for Better Crop Yield 
Foodquality.com March 18, 2014

From a February 18 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Foodquality.com is a website read by 21,400 professionals at food and beverage manufacturing companies, food service/retail operations, and agriculture markets in North America.


Seed covering may help early planters
KTIV.com March 17, 2014

From a March 10 news feed by Ann Perry. KTIV.com is the website for the NBC news affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa. Also in Midwest Producer, which is sent to approximately 30,000 of the top producers in Kansas and Nebraska every month. Also in Dairy Herd, a monthly business magazine that is read by around 70,000 dairy professionals. Also in Agriview, Wisconsin’s leading agricultural newspaper, with sections devoted to livestock, dairy, crops, and general ag and legislative news. It is published weekly and has a circulation of 38,000.


ARS patents enzyme to fight Cercospora
Agweek March 17, 2014

Short article about a new patent based on work conducted in part by ARS-Sidney scientist Robert Lartey. Agweek is published weekly and is read by 87,300 subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.


Probiotics for Pigs: Less Manure, Better Health 
Engormix.com March 17, 2014

From a March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Ann Perry. Engormix.com is a website for agricultural producers and ag-related businesses that reaches audiences in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, Portugal and Brazil.


California soil toxins worsened by drought
Western Farm Press March 17, 2014

Article about California drought includes information about talk given by ARS-Parlier scientist Gary Banuelos on soil conditions and his current research. Western Farm Press is one of four distinct, regionally edited publications and e-newsletters produced by Penton Agriculture that serve high-income farmers with timely and reliable information. With daily, weekly, and multi-monthly frequency, Farm Press addresses all production and marketing aspects of agricultural production with additional emphasis on legislative, environmental and regulatory issues. Also in Advancedbiofuelsusa.com, the website for a nonprofit organization that promotes public understanding, acceptance, and use of advanced biofuels; to promote research, development and improvement of advanced biofuels technologies, production, marketing and delivery; and to promote the sustainable development, cultivation and processing of advanced biofuels crops, and agricultural and forestry residues and wastes.


Producers’ input key in scab management survey
Prairie Star March 17, 2014

Story about a survey conducted by the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative quotes ARS-Raleigh scientist Christina Cowger, who organized the survey. 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. Also in Agweb.com, a website with 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.


New avian influenza sampling method saves money
High Plains Journal March 17, 2014

From a March 3 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. Also in Poultry Times, a poultry-themed publication providing news articles on research, technical development, industry developments, regional news and marketing trends.


Stink bug update 
Frederick News Post March 16, 2014

Article about stink bug control research includes interview with ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey and notes that ARS scientists in Kearneysville, Beltsville, Corvallis, and the European Biological Control Laboratory in France are all investigating stink bug control measures. The Frederick News Post is published daily in Frederick, MD and has a circulation of around 34,000.


Troubling California Drought Survey 
DTN/Progressive Farmer March 15, 2014

ARS-Cheyenne scientist Justin Derner collaborated on a UC-Davis survey that gathered information on how well ranchers are prepared to address drought issues. 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.


Carbon Sequestration Not So Simple in Biomass Crops
Lancaster Farming March 15, 2014

From a February 20 news feed by Ann Perry. Lancaster Farming is a weekly newspaper that provides news, market & commodity reports and agribusiness information to a readership of over 51,000.


Coats protect seeds planted in cold, wet soils
Farm and Dairy March 15, 2014

From a March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Ann Perry. Farm and Dairy has been serving the rural communities of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for over 90 years and has a paid circulation of around 31,000.


Microgreens Pack a Punch
Rural Messenger March 15, 2014

From a January 23 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. The Rural Messenger is a regional rural-interest publication distributed throughout Central Kansas weekly. Weekly circulation includes 18,000 print copies and over 5,000 digital edition copies.


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For the week of March 7, 2014 to March 14, 2014

Cleaning honeycombs with ozone honey bees in hive
Physorg.com March 14, 2014

From a March 13 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. Physorg.com posts scientific discussions 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 Seedquest, which is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. Also in Food Consumer, a website that is operated by a number of professionals in food, health and environmental sciences and has an average of 20,000 page views every month.


Four spud lines targeted for development 
Capital Press March 14, 2014

Story about potato varieties discusses work by ARS-Aberdeen scientist Rich Novy, who is quoted in the story. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


No-Till Conference Highlights Partnerships Emerging to Improve Soil Health in Oklahoma 
Oklahoma Farm Report March 13, 2014

ARS-Temple scientist Rick Haney is interviewed about soil quality. The Oklahoma Farm Report is a website affiliated with Radio Oklahoma Network and is produced in Oklahoma City. Also on the website for the Edmond Sun, which is published three times a week in Edmond, Oklahoma and has a circulation of 3,200.


Will Sows Fight With Former Neighbors When Mixed?  
National Hog Farmer March 13, 2014

ARS-West Lafayette scientist Jeremy Marchant-Forde discusses his research on swine behavior and agression. National Hog Farmer, the business magazine of the pork industry for more than 45 years, provides professional pork producers with information on production technology, management practices, marketing, on-the-farm features, research and major industry news stories.


Carbon sequestration not so simple in biomass crop production 
Minnesota Farm Guide March 13, 2014

From a February 20 news feed by Ann Perry. 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. Also in Business Farmer,a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500. Also in The Energy Source, a news website that posts stories about alternative energy trends. Also in Prairie Star, which is published in Great Falls, Montana and 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.


Monsanto in dispute with veggie farmers over herbicide 
USA Today March 13, 2014

ARS-University Park scientist Franklin Egan is quoted about plant response to a new herbicide. USA Today reaches over 5.2 million readers every day. USAToday.com, the paper’s online counterpart, hosts an additional 10.4 million. The paper provides breaking news regarding economics, sports, technology and current events.


Catfish Industry Embraces USDA Pond Management Research 
Kentucky Ag Connection March 12, 2014

From a January 24 news feed by Sandra Avant. Kentucky Ag Connection 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.


Vilsack: Seed research key to food security  
RFD-tv.com March 11, 2014

ARS-Beltsville scientists Richard Olsen and Kevin Conrad are quoted about the importance of seed preservation efforts. RFD-TV is the country’s first 24-hour television network with programming that focuses on agriculture, equine and rural lifestyles and country music and entertainment. It has over a million viewers every week. Also in The Packer, a leading source of weekly news, information and analysis for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. It is read by around 13,000 people.


Fermenting veggies at home: Follow food safety ABCs
Food Safety News
March 11, 2014

Interview with ARS-Raleigh scientist Fred Breidt on fermenting food. Food Safety News is a daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety.


New Soil Health Tool Evaluates Plants Nutrients
Precision Pays March 10, 2014

Feature about work conducted in part by ARS-Temple scientist Richard Haney on the development of a test that measures the soil’s carbon dioxide rate, microbial active carbon and water soluble carbon. Precision Pays is a website that posts information and guidance on precision technology for agriculture along with interviews with technology experts and leading growers who have incorporated precision technology into their operations.


Researchers find new tool for identifying key soybean genes 
High Plains Journal March 10, 2014

From a February 18 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. 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.


USDA scientist studies avocado flavor
The Packer March 10, 2014

From a March 6 news feed by Marcia Wood.


Coated seeds could encourage early planting
Agprofessional.com March 10, 2014

From a March 10 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. Also in WHOTV.com, the NBC news affiliate in Des Moines. Also in Physorg.com.


DuPont collaborates to pool soil mapping services
Progressive Forage Grower March 10, 2014

Announcement about a 3-year research collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. ARS will be participating in the work. Progressive Forage Grower is a magazine that provides information on forage quality, irrigation, pests, diseases, storage, crop varieties, weed control, marketing, and other topics. It is published 8 times a year and has a circulation of over 40,000.


Novel method makes FMD vaccine production safer
High Plains Journal March 10, 2014

From a December 3 news feed by Sandra Avant.


New Reference Provides Uses, Origins of Economically Important Plants 
Potato Grower March 9, 2014

From a March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Dennis O'Brien. Potato Grower is published monthly and contains industry news, meeting reports, grower highlights, new products and other information.


Biochar works; how remains mystery  
Sioux City Journal
March 9, 2014

Feature about biochar quotes ARS-St. Paul scientist Kurt Spokas. The Sioux City Journal is published daily in Sioux City, Iowa and has a circulation of 32,500.


New Avian Influenza Sampling Method Saves Money 
Tri-State Neighbor March 8, 2014

From a March 3 news feed by Sandra Avant. Tri-State Livestock News is published every Saturday, reaching on average 27,000 readers weekly and over 100,000 readers each month. The majority of readers are located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. Also in Veterinary Advantage, a magazine that focuses on activating the animal health distribution channel. Its target readership is animal health distributor sales reps.


New Technique Uses Radio Waves To Zap Salmonella In Eggs 
Perishable News March 7, 2014

From a March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Marcia Wood. Perishable News is an outlet for news about all the perishable categories typically featured in a retail store. It has over 22,000 readers around the world.


Recycled feedlot nutrients help second crop 
Agriculture.com March 7, 2014

Feature about work being conducted in part by ARS-Ames scientist Tom Moorman on crop rotations. Agriculture.com is an ag news website produced by Successful Farming®, a multi-media business that serves the diverse information needs of rural and farm families.


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