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At the ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois, chemist George E. Inglett and technician Diejun Chen have developed amaranth-oat and chia-oat composites that may be used to create foods with health benefits.
A pear cultivar, •Gem,• was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and Clemson University. The cultivar is resistant to fire blight disease, and its flavor is sweet and mildly aromatic.
At the ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit in West Lafayette, Indiana, biologist Heng-wei Cheng and his colleagues are examining the use of serotonin as an alternative method to reduce aggressive behavior in birds before they hatch.
Agricultural Research Service's dairy scientists in Wisconsin are helping dairy farmers weigh the merits of a relatively new option for feeding their cattle: Using canola meal as a protein supplement.
RL Role Summit Meeting at Ames, Iowa, July 2016
At the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, scientists are investigating safe ways to remove heavy metals from various substances and recently patented a new method that uses vegetable oils to remove metals from liquids, solids, and gases.