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Simplot outlines Innate marketing strategy
The J.R. Simplot Co. expects USDA approval for its genetically modified Innate potatoes within the next two months. Simplot Plant Sciences Director of Commercialization Kerwin Bradley outlined the strategy for marketing the potatoes at the Potato...

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Changes approved at USDA Prosser unit
Proposed changes for a USDA Agricultural Research Service unit in Prosser, Wash., have been approved, redirecting funding and research through laboratories in Pullman, Wash., and Wapato, Wash.
East Idaho growers see potential in peas
East Idaho growers see potential in peas
Eastern Idaho growers see potential for peas beyond their use in cover crops.
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Safflower researchers boost yields with dormant seeding
Utah State University researchers have found yields increase by more than 20 percent when farmers plant dryland safflower in late November or December.
New powdery mildew strain appears in hops
A new strain of powdery mildew has infected hopyards across the Northwest.
Research clears bulb onions of E. coli risk
Research clears bulb onions of E. coli risk
Oregon State University researchers in Ontario have found that bulb onions pose no risk of E. coli contamination from irrigation water regardless of how they are irrigated and regarless of how much bacteria is present in the water.
UI president addresses ag funding, partnerships
UI president addresses ag funding, partnerships
New University of Idaho President Chuck Staben says the school will continue to be a strong supporter of farmers and agriculture. The president recently met with the Capital Press to talk about the future of funding, research and industry partnerships.
A new star may be rising in Oregon’s blackberry fields
A new star may be rising in Oregon’s blackberry fields
Marion blackberries have dominated for 50 years, but a new thornless variety may eventually replace it.
Scientists test methods to pollinate cranberries
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, there are about 500 bee species found in the state. The leader of the group conducting the research says wild bees are a possibility because they can conduct 30 percent to 50 percent of the...
Researcher to take over for UC bee expert
Researcher to take over for UC bee expert
On Sept. 1, Elina Lastro Nino will step into the shoes of the retiring Eric Mussen, a nearly 38-year extension apiculturist at the University of California-Davis. Nino has her own extensive background in honey bee research.
131 billion pounds of food wasted each year
131 billion pounds of food wasted each year
USDA NIFA director Sonny Ramaswamy made several other key points during his speech at WSU, including a coming emphasis by his program on health and agriculture for funding applicants and the amount of food wasted globally each year.