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Haejin Kim, a senior research associate in the Center for Plant Science Innovation, examines soybeans in a Beadle Center greenhouse. The soybeans are bred specifically for the salmon farming industry as they help maintain the pink color of the fish. (Photos by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Nebraska's Center for Plant Science Innovation is Transforming Agriculture July 20, 2018

While it was built on a foundation of basic plant science, research at the Center for Plant Science Innovation is anything but basic. Edgar Cahoon, center director, believes the ability to bring findings to the field is what makes the work unique.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Joins National Ag Research Initiative April 20, 2018

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has joined 15 other public and private universities in FedByScience, an effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research. The effort tells stories in which scientific discoveries and innovations have improved the way food is produced and distributed.

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Devon Vancura, a senior agricultural engineering major, checks a connection for a testing monitor in the Nebraska  Tractor Test Laboratory. The facility is the designated tractor testing station for the entire United States. (Photo by Craig  Chandler, University Communication)
Devon Vancura, a senior agricultural engineering major, checks a connection for a testing monitor in the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory. The facility is the designated tractor testing station for the entire United States. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication)

Nebraska Research to Advance Tractor Test Methods March 23, 2018

New research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will help bring tractor testing into the modern era by simultaneously assessing the three types of tractor power used to pull implements — power takeoff, hydraulic, and drawbar.

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Andrea Durkin (left), editor-in-chief of TradeVistas; Darci Vetter (center), diplomat in residence at Nebraska; and Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for Free Trade, discuss how international trade affects rural America during the final Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season March 13 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Andrea Durkin (left), editor-in-chief of TradeVistas; Darci Vetter (center), diplomat in residence at Nebraska; and Brian Kuehl, executive director of Farmers for Free Trade, discuss how international trade affects rural America during the final Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season March 13 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Heuermann Lecture Highlights Impact of Trade on Daily Life March 15, 2018

This week's Heuermann Lecture featured two speakers who have developed tools to help growers learn about global trade and markets and become advocates for trade policies on their own behalf. They featured the work of TradeVistas and Farmers for Free Trade.

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Michelle Soll, farm and ranch program director with Legal Aid of Nebraska, speaks at the 33rd annual Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney. More than 250 women attended the conference Feb. 22 and 23. (Photo by Haley Apel)
Michelle Soll, farm and ranch program director with Legal Aid of Nebraska, speaks at the 33rd annual Women in Agriculture Conference in Kearney. More than 250 women attended the conference Feb. 22 and 23. (Photo by Haley Apel)

Conference Educates, Uplifts Nebraska Women in Agriculture February 28, 2018

More than 250 women at the 33rd annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference heard words of inspiration from speakers and co-attendees and learned how to improve their farm and risk management skills.

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Donnie Smith, former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, speaks about global food security during the Heuermann Lecture Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Photo by Craig Chandler/University Communication)

Smith Challenges Ag Industry To Tell Real Story Of Food Production January 12, 2018

According to Donnie Smith, it's time for the agricultural industry to take back the story of food production. Smith delivered the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season Jan. 9 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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Taking the corn stalk nitrate test in the field
(From left) Rodrigo Werle, assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture; Jacob Nickel, irrigation research technician; and Himmy Lo, research assistant in biological systems engineering, perform stalk nitrate sampling on a plot at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte. (Daran Rudnick/Biological Systems Engineering)

Competition Allows Ag Producers to Try New Technologies, Methods December 6, 2017

A new University of Nebraska-Lincoln-led partnership is helping agricultural producers explore emerging technologies and identify ways to strengthen profitability without increasing risk during the growing season.

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Figure 1. Sub-Saharan Africa is unlikely to become the world's next breadbasket, according to a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

Could Sub-Saharan Africa be the World's Next Breadbasket? Nebraska Study Says It's Unlikely November 17, 2017

While there is huge potential for sub-Saharan Africa to increase agricultural productivity, the odds that the region will become the world's next breadbasket are low, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While the area receives more rain than the world's other breadbaskets, its shallower and "older" soils may not serve as good water reservoirs during periods of little rainfall.

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