Agricultural Studies & Research

Brazilian soybean producers are shelling out a lot more on input costs than U.S. farmers, according to a new study. However, while Midwestern producers are paying less for inputs overall, many of those costs are inflating at a faster rate.
Trimble Ag and Ohio State University are teaming up to improve agriculture education through new technology labs!
The demand for agricultural products like corn, soybeans and animal fats in bio-fuel production is driving up the prices of edible oils to historic levels, according to new data released by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Researchers out of the United Kingdom are using gene editing technology to help make High-Path Avian Flu less of a threat to poultry.
University of Arkansas Etymology & Plant Pathology Professor John Rupe embraces a collaborative spirit when it comes to advancing soybean crop disease research.
Veterinarians and students from Louisiana State University are joining forces to give injured American bald eagles a second shot at freedom.
The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture is exploring the viability of peanut farming in Tennessee, a crop more common to its southern neighbors.
From field to glass, we explore the potential of sustainable spirits.
Thanks to a new funding initiative led by apiarists across the state, North Carolina State University’s Bee Research Program is cultivating a sustainable future for honeybees as well as improving agriculture in the region.
Senator Pete Ricketts, the Republican from Nebraska, is advocating for essential worker status for the 50,000 employees of the US Dept. of Agriculture amid government shutdown concerns.
According to The American Simmental Association, bovine congestive heart failure is showing up more often in feedlots, and it is a real problem not discussed frequently in the industry.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology uses genomics to improve peanut production.
In a recent survey by Purdue University, researchers asked consumers nationwide about potential pork price increases in relation to California’s controversial Prop 12 legislation. The results might be surprising as grocery-store prices continue to break the bank.
According to a recent study by the Clean Fuels Alliance, the global trade for used cooking oil for bio-diesel production reached 4 billion gallons in 2022. The milestone marks a global shift toward sustainable, environmentally friendly fuel.
A 2022 survey conducted by Raven and Forward Group found that nearly two-thirds of the harvest corn operators surveyed are interested in automatic technology and just under half aim to adopt the technology over the next two years.
Historical data shows farmers today are weathering spikes in fertilizer prices more effectively than producers did fifty years ago.
A new survey from the Whole Grains Council found an uptick in consumer interest and awareness this year as well as increased consumption of whole grains — especially among the Millennial generation.
The quality of U.S. beef cattle has come a long way in the last two decades, but an expert with the Oklahoma State University Extension says there is still room for improvement.
The site somewhere in Vernon Parish is so old that agriculture was in a primitive form. Many of the tools and artifacts discovered at the secret site, which researchers estimate date back 12,000 years, were used in the preparation of food.
Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute have constructed the perfect watermelon—returning “lost” genes from the domesticated fruit’s wild relatives that improve both taste and resilience during the growing process.