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Improving Beef Quality Through Maternal Nutrition

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Manipulating a cow’s nutrition level during the second trimester can alter the carcass composition of her offspring, according to South Dakota State University meat scientist Amanda Blair. Fetal programming is the concept that during fetus development important biological parameters can be manipulated by environmental events and these alterations can carry through to maturity. The long-term goal is to improve the quality and quantity of beef.

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Researchers Find Changes in Agriculture Increase High River Flow Rates

University of Iowa researchers examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest.

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Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years

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The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global corn and wheat yields because of climate change, according to NCAR and Stanford University research. Such a slowdown would occur as global demand for crops rapidly increases.

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AgriLife Research Putting Designer Potatoes on the Menu to Boost Consumption

A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation.

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Peach recall generating a lot of questions for consumers

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New Hope for Powdery Mildew Resistant Barley

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New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew.

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@JohnsHopkinsSPH Expert Says Court Decision Allowing Antibiotics in Animal Feed Puts Public Health at Risk

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