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Piglet Weaning Age No Bar to Litter Frequency

University of Adelaide research has shown that piglets can be weaned later with no negative effects on sow birthing frequency.

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UPDATED: Keeping Filler Ingredients Out of Your Cup of Coffee

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Coffee drinkers beware: Surprise ingredients may be hiding in your coffee, and growing shortages may well increase the chance of having more fillers in the future. A new test that will be reported today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, may quickly find them before the beverage reaches stores and restaurants.

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Cultivating a Brand New Field

Thanks to a USDA grant, two professors are teaching farmers, ranchers how to better utilize the Internet.

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Story Ideas From NCAR: Seasonal Hurricane Forecasts, El Niño/La Niña, Wind Energy, and More

Researchers at NCAR and partner organizations are making significant headway in predicting the behavior of the atmosphere on a variety of fronts. Highlights include improving weather forecasts, advancing renewable energy capabilities, helping satellites avoid space debris, and estimating the risk of a crop slowdown due to climate change.

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Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions

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Spring rains that delayed planting and a cool summer have farmers concerned about whether their corn will reach maturity before the first frost. Two new online decision-making tools available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to Usable research project will help, according to state climatologist and South Dakota State University associate professor Dennis Todey. Farmers are producing crops under more variable conditions, so these tools can be critical to both food safety and the farmers’ economic survival.

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Making Cashews Safer for Those with Allergies


For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a way to process cashews — and potentially other nuts — that could make them safer for people who are allergic to them. They’re presenting their work at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Wine Symposium Explores Everything You Wanted to Know About the Mighty Grape (Video)

Location. Location. Location. The popular real estate mantra also is equally important to the growing of grapes and the storing of the bottles of the beverage, according to researchers. Those are just two of the many scientific subjects that will be covered in a symposium titled, “Advances in Wine Research,” at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. A new video explains these topics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km3UujrPLEU. 


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Russian Food Import Ban Violates WTO Obligations, Attempts to Leverage "Big Ag" in U.S.

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Co-Crystals Successfully Turn Liquids into Solids

A new approach for formulating the active chemical ingredients of common drugs and agricultural products has been developed by researchers in Italy, and it holds broad potential to make such products more durable, safer, cheaper, easier to manufacture and less harmful to the environment.

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Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying

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Blueberries get lots of media attention for their antioxidant benefits, but a new UF/IFAS study shows 60 percent of blueberry purchasers buy the fruit for its flavor.

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