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 12/3/10  Urbana People’s Garden leverages improved nutritional choices among low-income families USDA Blog, posted by Marty Williams, Urbana, IL


10/8/10   New Study Shows Benefits Of Bt Corn To Farmers   Press release about the benefits of Bt corn.  Also in Agprofessional.comSeedquest.  Also similar stories at Transgenic Corn Suppresses European Corn Borer, Saves Farmers Billions and

10/1/10   USDA Ag Lab to offer fourth Student Researcher Day.   Short article with information about NCAUR's Student Researcher Day in Peoria. The Pekin Times is published six days a week in Pekin, Illinois and has a circulation of 9,000.


10/1/10   Tofu ingredient yields formaldehyde-free glue for plywood.   Press release issued by the American Chemical Society about work by ARS-Madison scientist Charles Frihart on the development of new soy-based glues that could be used in eco-friendly furniture, cabinets, flooring, and other wood products.


9/17/10   Winter Crops In The Midwest?    Feature about work by ARS-Ames agronomist Jeremy Singer on the benefit of winter cover crops. Story includes several quotes from Singer. is a comprehensive source of news and information for the international agricultural community.


9/10/10   'Soyscreen': Sunscreen for fungus to expand biological control of crop pests.   Press release from the American Chemical Society about findings by ARS-Peoria scientist Robert Behle and others on the development of a substance derived from soybean oil that can be used to protect a fungal biocontrol for insect pests.


9/10/10   Researchers alter cow diets to help environment.   Feature on work at Pennsylvania State University on livestock diets includes quote from ARS-Madison scientist Glen Broderick. The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, with a weekday circulation of about 215,500.

ARS News Articles

Ancient Grains Make Healthful, Tasty Cookies
Mar 16, 2016
Canola Beats Soybean as Protein Source for Dairy Cattle
Feb 24, 2016
New Sprayer Technology Reduces Pesticide Use
Feb 11, 2016
Camelina Cover Crops a Boon for Bees
Nov 19, 2015
Ag Utilization Centers Celebrate 75 Years of Innovation
Oct 29, 2015
A New Forage Comes to the Midwest, Courtesy of Mother Nature
Aug 27, 2015
Fast New Approach to Formulating Pest-Killing Fungi on Tap
Apr 08, 2015
A New 'Gem' of a Pear Released by ARS, Cooperators
Jan 30, 2015
Probing Phosphorus Losses from Midwestern Crop Fields
Jan 28, 2015
New Switchgrass Variety Promises More Biofuel at Lower Cost
Nov 24, 2014
Pelting Weeds with Particles Instead of Spraying Them with Herbicides
Nov 24, 2014
Boosting Butanol’s Role in the Biofuel World
Nov 14, 2014
Studies Steadily Advance Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects
Oct 14, 2014
A Closer Look at Links between Fertilizers and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Apr 28, 2014
Looking to Wheat's Wild Ancestors to Combat an Evolving Threat
Apr 07, 2014
Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil
Apr 03, 2014
Coated Seeds Could Encourage an Early Start for Spring Planting
Mar 10, 2014
Researchers Study Hydromulches with Guar Gum Substitutes
Jan 21, 2014
Making White Layer Cakes with More Fiber or Less Fat
Dec 23, 2013
Sesame Seed Oil Extract May Improve Soy Oil for Frying
Dec 19, 2013
Taking Aim at Deadly Swine Diseases
Dec 16, 2013
Kitty Litter: Potential New Use for Spent Corn Grains
Nov 22, 2013
ARS Researchers Develop Strategies to Stop Tuberculosis Infections in Cattle
Sep 09, 2013
Nematodes Encapsulated to Better Battle Corn Pests
Jun 06, 2013
New Yeast Strain Could Lower Costs for Cellulosic Ethanol Production
May 02, 2013
Identifying Johne's Disease with Accuracy
Apr 01, 2013
Enhancing Yogurt with Healthful Fiber from Oats
Mar 25, 2013
Manure Spills: Detailing the Damage, Finding a Fix
Mar 07, 2013
Gene Suppression Can Reduce Cold-induced Sweetening in Potatoes
Oct 15, 2012
Focusing on Flood-tolerant Soybeans
Jul 23, 2012
Treating Mastitis in Dairy Cattle with Vitamin D
Jun 18, 2012
Wood Chips Help Curb Nitrate Leaching
Feb 16, 2012
Vaccine Protects Against Leptospirosis
Jan 30, 2012
Making Tomorrow's Bioenergy Yeasts Strong
Aug 25, 2011
Breeding Ozone-Tolerant Crops
Aug 22, 2011
A Quick Way to Grade Grasses for Ethanol Yields
Aug 18, 2011
Flower Power Puts a Hurt on Caterpillars
Aug 16, 2011
Pennycress Could Go from Nuisance Weed to New Source of Biofuel
Nov 04, 2010
Model Developed for Manipulating Vitamin D Levels in Calves
May 25, 2010
ARS Researching Camelina as a New Biofuel Crop
Apr 13, 2010
Cellulosic Ethanol: Expanding Options, Identifying Obstacles
Apr 09, 2010
St. John's Wort Collection Mined for Its Medicinal Value
Mar 30, 2010
Cutting Fat--and Calories--from Cakes and Frostings
Mar 29, 2010
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