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Researchers modifying yeast to turn ag residue into biofuel
A Wisconsin company is looking at making biofuel from ag residues such as corn stover and wheat straw.

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Idaho sorghum to be used in ‘paper’ products
A planned $90 million project near Parma in southwestern Idaho will use sorghum produced by local farmers to create paper products for the food industry. It will also use cow and other agricultural waste to create biogas and fertilizer products.
Speakers say unlocking biochar’s potential will aid agriculture
Speakers say unlocking biochar’s potential will aid agriculture
Speakers at a biochar conference at Oregon State University extol the technology's application to agriculture.
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
Researchers test tillage systems in dry beans
University of Idaho researchers are studying weed control and yield in conventiona tillage, strip tillage and direct seed in dry beans.
Study analyzes Basagran application rates in dry beans
Study analyzes Basagran application rates in dry beans
A repeat trial on Basagran in dry beans by University of Idaho researchers this summer is showing some inconsistency with earlier trials.
National alfalfa alliance creates voluntary checkoff
A new national alfalfa checkoff program will provide funds for public research into the nation's third most valuable crop.
UAVs take flight at first Ag Drone Rodeo
UAVs take flight at first Ag Drone Rodeo
Drone companies show off their unmanned vehicles to farmers at first Ag Drone Rodeo.
Researcher studies soil health as climate change coping strategy
A climate researcher with the Union of Concerned Scientists sees an opportunity for farmers to fight climate change by improving their soil health and keeping grassland intact.
Pesticides pose low risk for honeybees, WSU says
Pesticides pose low risk for honeybees, WSU says
In real-world settings, a class of pesticides known to harm honey bees poses little risk, WSU researchers say.
Group receives $50,000 grant to coordinate olive oil research
Group receives $50,000 grant to coordinate olive oil research
A Clovis, Calif.-based group has received a $50,000 specialty crop grant from the USDA to coordinate crop research on olive oil, whose domestic production has nearly tripled in the last decade.
University’s new technology blossoming in agriculture
By counting blossoms rather than more ripe fruit, yield can be estimated earlier.

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