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Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
Oregon’s IR-4 Project leader ready to retire
To calculate the value of DeFrancesco’s work, one has to understand that the majority of the Oregon's agriculture involves specialty crop production.

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Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It’s complicated
On average, Americans’ total consumption of caloric sweeteners like refined cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is down 15 percent from its peak in 1999.
College students find a novel use for kale
College students find a novel use for kale
And yes, they've heard the wisecracks about someone finally finding a use for kale.
Wisconsin to launch deer predator study
The study should result in unprecedented information on movement, behavior, habitat use and predator-prey survival.
Doug Warnock: 
Finding ways to enhance water quality
Doug Warnock: Finding ways to enhance water quality
Columnist Doug Warnock writes about the latest developments in grazing research.
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries
Jim Morris' ranch in Etna, Calif., has been in his wife's family since the 1850s, and has for decades been involved in research projects that prmote sustainable farming.
New UI economist hits the ground running
New UI economist hits the ground running
The University of Idaho's new dairy and livestock economist already has a number of studies planned to assist producers. But first, he's out meeting the producers he'll serve.
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Researchers continue to pursue development of robotic apple pickers they say could be commercially available in three to five years.
Study: planting wildflowers near crop fields benefits bees
Study: planting wildflowers near crop fields benefits bees
A University of California study finds that planting strips of wildflowers adjacent to farm fields can benefit the bees that pollinate the crops.
California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins
The rare trees appear to be drawing away and storing pollution.
California’s albino redwoods filter soil toxins
The rare trees appear to be drawing away and storing pollution.

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