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Kudzu that ate U.S. south heads north as climate changes shelled peanut
Bloomberg Businessweek
July 25, 2014

Article about kudzu quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Lewis Ziska about the plant's expanding range. Bloomberg Businessweek is produced by Bloomberg L.P., which was founded in 1981 to create an information-services, news and media company that provides business and financial professionals with tools and data on a single, all-inclusive platform. It has around 2,407,000 daily pageviews.


Tannic acid has potential to reduce allergenicity of peanuts
Seedquest
July 24, 2014

From a July 24 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. SeedQuest is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. Also in Quality Assurance & Food Safety, the website for QA magazine, which is published for sanitarians, quality assurance and food safety professionals, pest management service personnel and food safety plant managers working in the rapidly expanding food processing industry. The monthly magazine is ready by 19,000 industry professionals.


Keep flies guessing by alternating pesticides 
Midwest Producer July 24, 2014

Article about research conducted at Cornell University on controlling dairy flies. ARS scientists contributed to the work. Midwest Producer is sent to approximately 30,000 of the top producers in Kansas and Nebraska every month.


Changes approved at USDA Prosser unit 
Capital Press July 23, 2014

Article about restructuring in the ARS-Prosser laboratory includes quotes from ARS Information Staff Director Sandy Miller Hays. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


New Florida potato variety primed for chip market
Growing Produce
July 23, 2014

Article about a new variety of potato quotes ARS-Beltsville scientist Kathleen Haynes about its beneficial traits for growers. Growing Produce targets the fruit, vegetable, and citrus industries with news about varieties, pest control tactics, and production tips. Also in Growing Washington, a news site that posts daily updates, analysis, research and commentary for agribusiness owners, community leaders, policy makers and growers.


New tool improves poultry litter application
Farm Progress
July 23, 2014

Article about a new method for amending crop fields with poultry litter includes interview with ARS-Auburn scientist Tom Way. 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. 


Researchers create less-pungent pepper
Hortibiz
July 23, 2014

Article about a new pepper variety that was developed in part by ARS-Griffin scientist Robert Jarret. Hortibiz is the website for Hortibiz magazine, which is published monthly in the Netherlands and has a circulation of 3,000.


Montanans turn barley into high-value feed, ethanol
Ethanol Producer Magazine
July 23, 2014

Based in part on a July 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Sandra Avant. Since 1996, Ethanol Producer Magazine has been a popular trade publication and is read by around 7,500 ethanol industry professionals.


Sheep industry relieved by experiment station’s rescue
Capital Press
July 22, 2014

Article about the continued operation of the ARS laboratory in Dubois includes quotes from ARS Information Staff Director Sandy Miller Hays. The Capital Press is an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000.


Campylobacter research reveals potential for vaccine
Poultry Times
July 22, 2014

Article about campylobacter research that was conducted at the ARS-Athens Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center and funded by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USPOULTRY Foundation. Poultry Times is a poultry-themed publication providing news articles on research, technical development, industry developments, regional news and marketing trends.


Pelting weeds with particles instead of spraying them with herbicides
Physorg.com
July 21, 2014

From a July 21 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. PhysOrg.com is a website that includes 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 Seedquest, which is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. 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.


New powdery mildew strain appears in hops
Capital Press July 21, 2014

ARS-Corvallis scientists David Gent and John Henning are interviewed about powdery mildew infestations in Pacific Northwest hops.


More accurate soil test can reduce fertilizer use
Precision.Agwired.com
July 21, 2014

From a July 10 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Precision.Agwired.com provides news, information and resources on agricultural innovations to make farming more productive and profitable. The site is updated numerous times each week to provide timely precision farming information, links to other resources and coverage from industry trade shows.


City council recognizes USDA for work to 'green' Albany
Albany Patch
July 21, 2014

The Albany city council recognized the ARS Western Regional Research Center for its greenhouse lighting retrofits, which will reduce citywide commercial electric usage by one percent. Patch.com, which is owned by AOL, is a local content and advertising website platform and currently has 100 community-focused sites across the country staffed by professional journalists who provide original coverage for each individual town.


The pros and cons of herbicide-tolerant GMOs
Popular Science blog
July 21, 2014

Feature about issues associated with genetically modified plants includes quotes from ARS-Oxford scientist Stephen Duke. Popular Science is published monthly and has a readership of 6.7 million.


A nasty weed may have helped ancient humans keep their teeth
NPR.org
July 20, 2014

Story about purple nutsedge, which may have helped control tooth decay in prehistoric cultures. ARS-Tifton scientist Ted Webster is quoted in the story. 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.


Study shows Zilmax has no apparent detrimental effect on cattle health 
Grand Island Independent July 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 Grand Island Independent is published daily in Grand Island, Nebraska, and has a circulation of around 20,500. Also in Agweek, which is published weekly and is read by 87,300 subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. Also in American Ag Radio Network, a radio station in Fargo, North Dakota that focuses exclusively on stories of interest to the agricultural community. It has over three dozen local affiliates in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Also in Progressive Cattleman, a monthly magazine that has a circulation of 27,000.


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For the week of July 11, 2014 to July 18, 2014

USDA/ARS researchers discover rust-resistance genes in sunflower sunflowers
Agropages.com
July 18, 2014

From a July 17 news feed by Sharon Durham. Agropages is a leading online media group in Hong Kong that serves the global agrochemical business, providing industry information, market analysis, product and company searches, database and market reports, as well as personalized online marketing solution for brand establishment. Also in Seedquest, whichis read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. Also in Farms.com, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries.


Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked 
National Geographic News July 17, 2014

ARS-Manhattan scientist Roger Bowden is interviewed about the sequencing of the bread wheat genome. National Geographic News is posted on Nationalgeographic.com, the award-winning Web site of the National Geographic Society that attracts more than 13 million unique visitors a month with its best-in-class content. Nationalgeographic.com provides digital consumers with on-demand content including news, video, photography, maps and award-winning short-form video.


Wasp recruited to fight invasive beetle
Big News Network.com
July 17, 2014

Article about insect biocontrols for the emerald ash borer quotes ARS-Newark scientist Jian Duan, who is conducting research on the method. Big News Network.com is a specialist online news service based in Australia that constantly updating around 400 categories of news on an hourly basis. Also in Voice of America, an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government. VOA broadcasts educational and cultural programs every week to an audience of some 96 million people worldwide. VOA programs are produced and broadcast in 44 languages through radio, satellite television and the Internet.


USDA/ARS researchers identify stink bug attractant
Seedquest
July 16, 2014

From a July 16 press release by Dennis O'Brien. 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. 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. 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 Technology.org.


This dirty little weed may have cleaned up ancient teeth
New England Public Radio
July 16, 2014

Story about purple nutsedge, which may have helped control tooth decay in prehistoric cultures. ARS-Tifton scientist Ted Webster is quoted in the story. New England Public Radio broadcasts NPR stories and other content and can be heard throughout central and western Massachusetts, as well as parts of Connecticut and New York.


U.S. Sheep Experiment Station to remain open
KIDK3 July 16, 2014

Story announcing that the ARS research laboratory in Dubois, Idaho, will not be closed. KIDK3 is the local Fox News affilates in Idaho Falls. Also in Feedstuffs, a website with 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 Idaho Statesman, which is published daily in Boise and has a circulation of 47,800.


Pathogen detection gets ever faster
Cleanroom Technology July 15, 2014

Story about food safety includes information about a collaboration between Thermo Fisher Scientific, ARS, and Pennsylvania State University on the development of rapid methods for detecting the bacterium E.coli in meat products. ARS-Wyndmoor scientist Pina Fratamico is quoted in the story. Cleanroom Technology magazine and its website provides the latest news and opinion and the newest products and technologies in food safety.


U.S. scientists develop a more accurate soil test
Agriland
July 14, 2014

From a July 10 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. Agriland is a leading online platform produced in Ireland for the agricultural sector. The website provides online resources for news and commodity prices.


CDC sends potentially deadly pathogen to Athens laboratory
Athens Banner-Herald
July 14, 2014

Article about the influenza strain contaminated with H5N1 that was mistakenly sent to the ARS laboratory in Athens. The Athens Banner Herald is published daily in Athens, Georgia and has a circulation of 23,000. Also in Savannah Morning News, which is published daily in Savannah, Georgia and has a circulation of 37,000.


UNL study shows no ill effects from cattle feed additive Zilmax
Lincoln Journal-Star July 14, 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 Lincoln Journal Star, a division of Lee enterprises, is the premier news and information source in southeast Nebraska. It has a daily circulation of 76,400 and a Sunday circulation of 83,700. Also in Brownfield, an agricultural news service covering every aspect of the agricultural industry, from auctions to weather. It is viewed by around 4500 people every month. 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 Cattlenetwork.com, a Kansas City, MO-based website about the cattle industry and averages around 36,500 visitors every month. Also in North Platte Bulletin, which is published weekly in North Platte, Nebraska, and has a circulation of 3,000. Also in Feedstuffs.com. Also in Gothenburg Times, which is published weekly in Gothenburg, Nebraska and has around 5,000 readers.


USDA teams with MMP to produce fish feed from barley byproduct
Biofuels Digest
July 14, 2014

From a July 14 news feed by Sandra Avant. Biofuels Digest 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 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 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 The Fish Site, a leading online news and technical resource to the global aquaculture industry that receives over 60,000 visits per month. Also in Seafood News, a leading source of daily seafood industry news service in North America and internationally. Also in Food Consumer, which is operated by a number of professionals in food, health and environmental sciences and has an average of 20,000 page views every month.


Bare soil kills pests and friendly insects
Agweek
July 14, 2014

Article about cover crops and cover crop research at the ARS laboratory in Brookings. Agweekly.com of Twin Falls, Idaho is an online division of The Times-News, which has a weekly circulation of 12,400.


Researchers find helpful solution for pickle producers
Southeastagnet.com
July 14, 2014

From a July 7 news feed by Kim Kaplan. Southeastagnet.com publishes two monthly magazines, broadcasts daily radio shows on 66 stations throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama, delivers daily Web news at www.SoutheastAgNet.com, and manages the “world’s premier Citrus Expo” annual grower seminar/trade show program.


UMaine, USDA scientists help create new pepper
The Maine Edge
July 14, 2014

Article about a new pepper variety that was developed in part by ARS-Griffin scientist Robert Jarret. The Maine Edge is a weekly entertainment newspaper published in Bangor, Maine, with a circulationn of 18,500.


Future of E. Idaho sheep research station unclear
Missoulian.com
July 13, 2014

Article about the proposed closing of the ARS laboratory in Dubois, Idaho. The Missoulian, a daily paper that covers news in the Missoula, Montana region, has a daily readership of 27,070 and a Sunday circulation of 31,611. Also in Twin Falls Times-News, which is published daily in Twin Falls, Idaho and has a circulation of 20,240. Also in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, an online-only newspaper that has over one million local unique users in the Seattle region.


Cover crops multi-task in farmers’ fields
Minnesota Farm Guide
July 13, 2014

Article about work conducted in part by ARS-Beltsville scientist John Teasdale on radish cover crops. 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.


Don’t call them weeds: Why volunteer plants may be more important than you think
Natural Society
July 13, 2014

Article about research by ARS-Beltsville scientist Lew Ziska on potentially beneficial rice crop traits in weedy rice.


International Congress brings together leaders in conservation
Agprofessional.com
July 10, 2014

ARS-Ames scientist Jerry Hatfield chaired the 6th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hatfield is quoted in the story.  


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For the week of July 3, 2014 to July 11, 2014

Discovery could cut use of fertilizer by farmersa handful of soil
Central Valley Business Times July 10, 2014

From a July 10 news feed by Dennis O'Brien. 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 Farms.com, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries. Also in Seedquest, which is read by some 40,000 seed professionals from around the world every month. 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. Also in Physorg.com and Food Consumer, which is operated by a number of professionals in food, health and environmental sciences and has an average of 20,000 page views every month.


NASA's Aquarius Returns Global Maps of Soil Moisture 
Space Daily July 10, 2014

Article about the Argentinian spacecraft Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC)-D, which was built to study the salt content of ocean surface waters. A NASA-funded team including ARS-Beltsville scientist Tom Jackson and others developed a method to retrieve soil moisture data from the instrument's microwave radiometer. Story includes interview with Jackson. SpaceDaily.com is the leading industry space news portal, reaching industry professionals, space scientists and policy makers throughout the world. Monthly readership regularly exceeds 500,000.


USDA funds bee habitats
Nursery Management July 10, 2014

Article about new USDA funding to promote bee health notes ARS has four laboratories that work on all aspects on bee bee genetics, breeding, biology and physiology. Nursery Management is a monthly magazine for the nursery growing and landscape contracting industry; firms involved in growing finished stock, liners or propagation; landscape distributors/rewholesalers; garden centers/nursery retailers; landscape contractors; and other allied industries. It has a circulation of around 15,000.


Turning down the heat
Physorg.com
July 9, 2014

Article about a new pepper variety that was developed in part by ARS-Griffin scientist Robert Jarret. PhysOrg.com is 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 Newsobserver.com, a news website produced in Raleigh, North Carolina. Also in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which is an online-only newspaper that has over one million local unique users in the Seattle region. Also in Central Maine, which is produced by Maine Today Media, the largest media company in Maine. Also in Houston Chronicle, with a website that has around 2 million page views daily. Also in Capital Press, an independent weekly agriculture newspaper published in Oregon with a circulation of 38,000. Also in Colorado Spring Gazette, which is published daily in Colorado Springs and has a circulation of 70,000. Also in The Grower, which is 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 Produce Grower, the website for a magazine about fruit and vegetable production that is produced six times a year.


Orchard management: Good news about managing BMSB
Growing Magazine
July 9, 2014

Article about stink bug management includes interview with ARS-Kearneysville scientist Tracy Leskey. Growing Magazine is published monthly and has a circulation of 22,000.


Research is our middle name
Greenhouse Product News
July 9, 2014

Feature about the Toledo branch of the ARS-Application Technology Research Center in Wooster. Greenhouse Product News provides news for commercial growers of flowering annuals and perennials, foliage plants, cut flowers and greenhouse vegetables.


Cornell Study: Alternating Pesticides Shoos Dairy Flies
Food Manufacturing July 9, 2014

Article about research conducted at Cornell University on controlling dairy flies. ARS scientists contributed to the work. Foodmanufacturing.com is a website that has 28,000 unique visitors every month. It posts information about food processing new product information, technology and processes. Also in New York 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.


USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
Ag Annex July 9, 2014

From an April 17 news feed by Ann Perry. AgAnnex is the latest source of Agriculture News available online and contains industry news, features, resource guides, commodity prices, weather and other informatoin. The site encompasses news from Top Crop Manager, Canadian Poultry, Manure Manager, Fruit & Vegetable and AgroBiomass.


The peanut genome – making a better peanut
Delta Farm Press
July 8, 2014

Feature about work by ARS-Stoneville scientist Brian Scheffler and an international consortium to sequence the peanut genome. Delta Farm Press highlights the region’s major crops (cotton, soybeans, rice, wheat, pecans, sorghum and corn) plus the legislative, environmental and regulatory issues that affect their businesses. It has a circulation of around 27,000.


Protect melons from whitefly-transmitted virus
Growing Produce
July 8, 2014

Interview with ARS-Salinas scientists Jim McCreight and Bill Wintermantel about cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and work on controlling the pathogen that causes the infection. Growing Produce targets the fruit, vegetable, and citrus industries with news about varieties, pest control tactics, and production tips.


Orange-fleshed honeydew: Ripe for beta-carotene analysis
Michigan Ag Connection
July 8, 2014

From a July 1 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. Michigan 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.


Tannins reduce manure odours
Ontario Farmer
July 8, 2014

From a June 16 news feed by Ann Perry. The website for the weekly Ontario Farmer is updated every weekday with news, markets and production information. Also in Lancaster Farming, a weekly newspaper that provides news, market & commodity reports and agribusiness information to a readership of over 51,000.


Fertilizer group funds Purdue, Iowa State research
Agrinews.com
July 8, 2014

Announcement about project funding from the 4R Research Fund, which is supported by the fertilizer industry and other stakeholders to expand nutrient research, notes that ARS-Columbus scientist Kevin King received funds to study the impacts of adopting practices associated with 4R Nutrient Stewardship and the impact of the Western Lake Erie Basin 4R Certification program on crop productivity and profitability, water quality and perceptions of growers, nutrient service providers and residents. Agrinews.com is an independent agricultural newspaper published in Rochester, Minn., by Post-Bulletin Company, LLC. The print edition is distributed weekly to farm households and agribusinesses in southern and central Minnesota and northern Iowa and has a circulation of 15,400.


Calcium makes for an environmentally friendly pickle
Physorg.com
July 8, 2014

From a July 7 news feed by Kim Kaplan. Also in Kansas City Infozine, a digital magazine that has over 85,000 unique visitors every month. Also in Farm Progress, published by Farm Progess Magazine Group, which produces 18 state/regional magazines that feature localized editorial coverage to serve the information needs of each area’s agricultural community. Also in KMJnow.com, the website for a radio station that broadcasts from Fresno, California. 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.


Globe-trotting GMO bananas arrive for their first test in Iowa
NPR/The Salt
July 8, 2014

The benefits of breeding to enhance the nutritional content of food crops quotes ARS-Houston scientist Michael Grusak about the costs and benefits of the research. The Salt in a blog about food that is posted on the website of NPR, 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 Freshplaza.com, which is based in the Netherlands, 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.


Researchers test fishmeal-free diets on juvenile salmon grown in RAS
Hatchery International
July 7, 2014

Article about work conducted by ARS-Bozeman scientist Rick Barrows on developing feeds for farmed-raised fish. Hatchery International is the website for a magazine that is published 6 times a year and has a readership of around 10,000.


ND pushes for genotyping hub 
Prairie Business July 8, 2014

Story about a proposal to locate the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center on the North Dakota State University campus, which would facilitate collaborations with ARS scientists in Fargo. Prairie Business is the website for a monthly magazine published in Grand Forks, N.D. IT has a distribution of over 21,000.


Buhler Aeroglide cracks the code on peanut safety
Food Production Daily
July 7, 2014

Article about research on controlling Salmonella in peanuts notes that ARS-Raleigh scientists Tim Sanders and Jack Davis contributed to the work. Food Production Daily is a European website providing up-to-the-minute expert information on plants, processing and packaging equipment, packaging materials, analysis and control instrumentation for the food and drink industries. The site is owned by the Novis Group and is viewed by around 30,000 people every month.


The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis
NBCnews.com July 6, 2014

Feature about dwindling water supplies in Texas resulting from the Ogallala Aquifer drawdown discusses work at the ARS laboratory in Lubbock on conserving water supplies in crop production and quotes ARS-Lubbock scientist James Mahan. NBCNews.com is part of NBC News Digital, which reaches an audience of more than 58 million unique visitors who generate more than 1.2 billion page views and 140 million online video streams each month.


ARS scientists help improve soil carbon calculations
Physorg.com
July 4, 2014

From a July 3 news feed by Ann Perry. Also in e!Science News, a science news site that uses a computer program to automatically update its content. Also in Agriland, a leading online platform produced in Ireland for the agricultural sector. The website provides online resources for news and commodity prices. Also in Agprofessional.com. Also in Hoards.com, the website for Hoard's Dairyman, a magazine that is published 20 times a year and has a circulation of 64,000. Also in Midwest Producer, which is sent to approximately 30,000 of the top producers in Kansas and Nebraska every month.


Researchers study new class of animal deworming agent
The Pig Site
July 4, 2014

From a June 23 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. 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. Also in High Plains Journal, which based in Dodge City, KS and 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.


Nanoparticle-based coating helps stop water from beading
Nano Magazine
July 1, 2014

From a June 30 news feed by Marcia Wood. Nano Magazine is produced online and receives around 1,000,000 hits eand about 90,000 unique visits every month, and has around 9,000 followers on Twitter. Also in Farm Futures, a publication produced 9 times a year, providing agricultural editorials, analysis and stock updates. 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 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 Hispanic Business, the website for a monthly magazine targeting Hispanic business interests and has around a million visitors every month.


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For the week of June 27, 2014 to July 3, 2014

Orange-Fleshed Honeydew Melon Ripe For Beta-Carotene Analysismelon slices
Perishable News July 2, 2014

From a July 2014 Agricultural Research magazine story by Rosalie Bliss. 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. Also in Physorg.com, a website for scientific articles on physics, applied physics, and a wide range of other topics. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.


Got milkweed? One man’s research efforts into plant biodiversity 
Washington Post July 2, 2014

Article about botanist Peter Raven, who was recently presented with the U.S. National Arboretum Medal of Excellence. Story includes quotes from USDA Director Colien Hefferan and USNA scientist Alan Whittemore. 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.


Edward S. Buckler, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences 
Wine Business July 2, 2014

Brief story noting that ARS-Cornell scientist Edward S. Buckler has been elected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences.  Wine Business is a leading news source for the wine industry and produces print and online publications. Its website has over 140,000 unique visitors every month.


ND congressional delegation pushes for corn growers bid to host genotyping center at NDSU  
Agweek
July 1, 2014

Story about a proposal to locate the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center on the North Dakota State University campus, which would facilitate collaborations with ARS scientists in Fargo. Agweek is published weekly and is read by 87,300 subscribers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. Also in Agripulse, a comprehensive weekly report of the latest agricultural information, including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, food safety, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance.


Dairy Farmers, Keep Flies Guessing by Alternating Pesticides
Newswise July 1, 2014

Article about Cornell study on fly resistance to insecticides notes that ARS scientists contributed to the research. Newswise is an online resource for news related to science-, business- and humanities-themed research conducted by professional organizations, laboratories, universities, government agencies and private research groups. Each Newswise article is delivered to more than 20,000 subscribers through the Newswise Wires. Also in Dairy Business, which combines publications, radio, Internet seminars, video production and database marketing in an integrated dairy media information platform that supports and targets larger herd producers across the country and beyond.


Nanoparticle-based coating helps stop water from beading
Physorg.com
July 1, 2014

From a June 30 news feed by Marcia Wood.


VaxLiant marks 1st anniversary of FMD vaccine joint venture
Bovine Veterinarian
July 1, 2014

Lookback at the development of the FMD vaccine. Bovine Veterinarian focuses on providing leading-edge information to help veterinarians and nutritionists who devote a significant amount of their time to bovine practice improve the marketing of their skills to beef and dairy producer clients. Also in Cattlenetwork.com, a Kansas City, MO-based website about the cattle industry that averages around 36,500 visitors every month.


Orange-fleshed Honeydew melon: ripe for beta-carotene analysis
Seedquest
July 1, 2014

From a July 1 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. SeedQuest is read by some 40,000 seed professionals around the world every month. Also in Farms.com, a leading provider of innovative information products and services for the global agriculture and food industries.


Research says 2 percent of all cattle are supershedders
Beef Magazine
June 30, 2014

From a May 12 news feed by Marcia Wood. Beef Magazine, America's leading cattle publication, publishes 12 monthly issues that are read by around 100,000 cow/calf operators, stocker-growers, cattle feeders, veterinarians, nutritionists and allied industries.


World Cup stadiums using UGA turf
Global Atlanta
June 30, 2014

Article notes that the turfgrass in World Cup stadiums was developed in part by ARS scientists. Global Atlanta is an online news site in Georgia that tracks how local companies are engaging with the global economy and how foreign enterprises are fueling Atlanta's rise as an international business center. Their monthly newsletter has around 10,000 subscribers.


Researchers study new class of animal deworming agent
Animal.Agwired.com
June 30, 2014

From a June 23 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. Animal.Agwired.com is Animal.AgWired is owned and published by ZimmComm New Media, LLC, which specializes in blogging, podcasting and managing RSS feeds for companies and organizations within the agriculture and renewable energy industries.


Keeping Cattle Tick Fever at Bay 
Wildlife Society News June 30, 2014

Article about current and former programs to control cattle ticks in the U.S. includes information about tick control research at the ARS laboratories in Kerrville and Bushland. The Wildlife Society represents and serves the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats worldwide.


Comparison study of planting methods shows drilling favorable for organic farming
Physorg.com
June 30, 2014

Article about work conducted by ARS-Salinas scientists Eric Brennan and Jim Leap on effective crop crop management. Also in Innovations Report, which is produced in Germany and posts news from more than 8,200 partners and 140,000 publications and provides up-to-date R&D results and information on leading-edge technologies, processes, products and services from innovative companies and well-known research institutes around the world. 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. The editors of Popular Science magazine chose it as one of the "Top 50 Web Sites."


USDA releases tool to estimate phosphorus loss
Wisconsin Ag Connection
June 30, 2014

From a 2013 news feed by Ann Perry. Wisconsin Ag Connection is a subsidiary of usagnet.com, a Web site that serves the needs of the agricultural industry with local, state and national information on a daily basis.


Changes proposed for Prosser ag research center
Yakima Herald
June 28, 2014

Article about the proposed reorganization of the ARS laboratory in Prosser. ARS-Prosser research leader Ashok Alva and ARS Information Staff Director Sandy Miller Hays are quoted in the story. The Yakima Herald is published daily and has a circulation of around 38,100.


Researchers develop strategy to help combat soybean fungus
High Plains Journal
June 27, 2014

From a June 9 news feed by Jan Suszkiw. 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.


Pig breed serves as ideal model for human obesity research
Farmer & Rancher
June 27, 2014

From a May 22 news feed by Rosalie Bliss. Farmer & Rancher is published monthly with a distribution of 20,000 throughout Florida and south Georgia each month.


Habitat loss, not poison, better explains grassland bird decline
Pennsylvania Ag Connection
June 27, 2014

Story about research conducted in part by ARS-University Park scientist J. Franklin Egan on the effects of habitat loss on ecological systems. Egan is quoted in the story. Pennsylvania 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.


Climate change cuisine? 
Living Green Magazine
June 27, 2014

Feature about work conducted by ARS-Ames scientist Steven Cannon on the benefits of developing lesser-known food crops. Cannon is quoted in the story. Living Green Magazine is an online publication that informs and educates readers on a range of environmental and lifestyle issues.


USDA approves proposal to close sheep station in Centennial Mountains
Missoula Independent June 27, 2014

Article about the proposed closure of the ARS laboratory in Dubois includes quotes from ARS Information Staff Director Sandy Miller Hays. The Missoula Independent is published weekly and has a circulation of 17,500. Similar story in Feedstuffs, which provides 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 Tri-State Livestock News, which 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.


USDA research on climate change, effects of warmer winters published in PLOS ONE
Business Farmer June 26, 2014

From a June 11 press release by Ann Perry. Business Farmer is a weekly newspaper published in Scottsbluff, Nebraska with a circulation of 1,500. Also in Potato Pro, a leading online information source for the global potato industry that has around 50,000 visitors every month.


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Fly control in cattle  
Ohio's Country Journal June 26, 2014

Entomologists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have found that insect growth regulators can be effective at reducing stable fly populations.


Sheep Experiment Station will close!  
The Wildlife News June 26, 2014

Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack has told Congress he will close the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, Idaho. The 28,000-acre sheep station has offices, a laboratory, residential buildings, lambing facilities, and dry-lot facilities for research and covers 16-thousand acres of summer grazing in the Centennial Mountains in Idaho and Montana. Wildlife News provides news and commentary on wildlife and public land issues in the Western United States. Also in Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and LocalNews8.com


New technologies will bring health benefits of oats and barley to a greater number of foods  
Physorg.com June 26, 2014

At a June 24 panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans. In the U.S., barley and oats are primarily used for animal feed since they are difficult to break down, or "fractionalize," into edible and easy to use food components, said Keshun Liu, a USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist at Aberdeen, Idaho. PhysOrg.com posts scientific discussions on physics, applied physics, and semiconductor technology. Its readership has grown steadily to include 1.5 million scientists, researchers, and engineers every month.


U.S. retailers look to limit pesticides to help honeybees 
Reuters June 25, 2014

Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide suspected of helping cause dramatic declines in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, officials said on Wednesday. The USDA Agricultural Research Service estimates total losses of managed honeybee colonies at 23 percent over the winter of 2013-14, the latest in a series of annual declines. Reuters is the world's largest financial information provider. Millions of consumers receive news from Reuters in the world's media and over 300,000 financial professionals around the world receive information from the organization every day.


Habitat loss, not poison, better explains grassland bird decline  
Penn State News June 23, 2014

Penn State and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists believe that the loss of habitat continues to be the best explanation for grassland bird decline. Also, HNGN , Futurity,


How overlooked plants like the potato bean can be tamed to feed the world 
Wired June 24, 2014

Article on Steven Cannon's, a scientist with USDA's Agricultural Research Service, work with Apios americana, the potato bean—a legume endemic to North America. Canon wants to turn it into a new crop that could help feed the world. Wired.com is a daily technology news website produced by the Conde Nast Company. Wired.com and Wired magazine collaborate on many projects, and the Wired.com site serves as the digital home of Wired magazine.


White House Creates New Honeybee Task Force  
Government Executive June 23, 2014

The White House announced the creation of a Pollinator Health Task Force, comprised of members of 16 executive departments and agencies, including the Departments of Defense and State, and headed by the Secretary of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator tasked with "understanding, preventing, and recovering from" mass declines in the U.S. honeybee population.


Research focused on bee health  
Daily Herald-Tribune June 22 2014

Jeff Pettis of the USDA Agricultural Research Service at Beltsville, Maryland was a guest speaker at the 61st Annual Beekeepers' Field Day at the Beaverlodge Research Farm.


What Is Killing All the Bees? 
Yahoo News June 20, 2014

Article on colony collapse disorder and the Bee Informed Partnership's annual honeybee loss report which is funded and coauthored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Yahoo! is an Internet portal that receives about 3.4 billion page views per day, making it one of the most visited U.S. websites.


USDA Provides $8 Million to Help Boost Declining Honey Bee Population 
KTIC June 20, 2014

USDA announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The USDA's Agricultural Research Service maintains four laboratories across the country conducting research with bees. Also, The Grower, News Room America, Magic Valley and The Daily Ardmoreite


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