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Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
Commodity groups turn to science to help shape federal nutrition policy
To help shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, U.S. commodity groups consider it a top priority to promote and advance science demonstrating the health attributes of their crops and products.

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Grant could help Idaho bean industry
Grant could help Idaho bean industry
A two-year research project funded by a $57,000 specialty crop grant will look at ways to help Idaho dry bean farmers combat the nightshade weed. The weed costs the Idaho bean industry about $8 million a year.
Researcher helped bring IPM to tree fruit
Researcher helped bring IPM to tree fruit
The leader of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is concerned about the future of integrated pest management as he eyes retirement.
Virus can compromise late blight resistance in potatoes
Researchers report that a common potato virus not known for causing damage in the Pacific Northwest helps break down resistance to the disease late blight.
USDA awards grants for specialty crops
USDA awards grants for specialty crops
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Oct. 2 awarded $118 million in grants to develop and market specialty crops.
Otto has popular debut in Washington wheat variety survey
Otto has popular debut in Washington wheat variety survey
A new Washington State University soft white winter wheat variety leaped to the top four varieties planted by the state's wheat farmers in 2014, according to a survey.
Spud bag made from potato starch makes debut
Spud bag made from potato starch makes debut
An Eastern Idaho fresh potato grower-shipper intends to start using a new bag later this month made with potato starch.
Granny Smith leads in obesity fight
Granny Smith leads other apples the growth of good bacteria in the colon that can help fight obesity and disorders associated with it, a new study says.
Canola study raises more questions than answers
Canola study raises more questions than answers
Canola would thrive in Oregon's Willamette Valley, but at what cost?