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  • Find your cutting edge
    Talk about a data surge. The 2016 InfoAg promises more information than ever in the digital pipeline for producers.
  • Help for beginning veteran farmers
    Military veterans, active duty members and their families can learn more about how to start or operate a farm during a daylong program sponsored by Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program.
  • Learn vegetable food safety rules
    Purdue Extension in July will offer two programs to update vegetable growers on federal regulations involving post-harvest food safety and show how they can reduce the risk of contamination.
  • Association honors Purdue’s Gray
    Allan Gray, Purdue University’s Land O’Lakes chair for food and agribusiness, was named a fellow of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association on June 22 at the organization’s World Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Technology improves lives of cattle
    Two LaSalle County cattlemen built new monoslope cattle barns on their farms last year and provided tours of their new facilities at a recent open house event sponsored by the Illinois Livestock Development Group.
  • Cows getting enough exercise?
    It’s a hot, hazy morning under the awning where cattle congregate at Abel Dairy in Eden, 2,200 miles from Silicon Valley. This doesn’t feel like tech start-up country, but it is.
  • Groups can raise funds at state fair
    Groups looking to raise some extra money for their churches, schools or clubs now may apply for fundraising opportunities with the 2016 Indiana State Fair.
  • Convert nitrogen into bushels
    Commodity price projections indicate farmers will continue to face tight margins again this year. Delivering higher yields and more bushels in the bin begins with managing nutrient applications to ensure crops get a strong start and are able to convert vital nutrients into more grain.
  • Making case for waterway upgrades
    I really enjoyed my conversation last week with Mark Seib, a Poseyville, Ind., corn, soybean and wheat farmer, on the Panama Canal expansion. Seib serves on the United Soybean Board’s Soy Transportation Coalition.
  • More ag research funding called for
    Purdue University is among 13 U.S. research institutions in the United States joining the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation in calling for a “new surge” in federal support of food and agricultural science.
  • Tell us your story ideas
    At AgriNews, our world revolves around the people, animals and crops that make the agricultural industry thrive. Every day, we learn and share these stories.
  • Precision Laboratories launches Intact
    Precision Laboratories announced a new product specifically designed for the applicator who wants to optimize the performance of dicamba-based herbicides to fight weed resistance.
  • Laser tool identifies mutant listeria bacteria
    A Purdue University-developed laser tool already effective in quickly detecting harmful bacteria has been shown to detect mutant varieties of listeria — and in the same amount of time.
  • Purdue work advances nano technology
    A system that uses a laser and electrical current to precisely position and align carbon nanotubes represents a potential new tool for creating electronic devices out of the tiny fibers.
  • Bacteria breakthrough: Faster detection, classification
    A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.

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