News Releases 2003

December 29th, 2003 ISU RESEARCHERS AWARDED $440,000 TO STUDY VEGETATIVE ODOR BUFFERS
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $440,000 to study the use of trees, shrubs and other perennial plants as buffers to reduce odors around poultry and egg...

December 23rd, 2003 Iowa State University experts can provide local reaction to mad cow disease
The first-ever suspected case of mad cow disease in the U.S. is being investigated in Washington state, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman announced Dec. 23. A Holstein cow was reportedly tested Dec. 9 when the animal was presented at a...

December 22nd, 2003 SYNGENTA DONATES $100,000 FOR GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SEED SCIENCE
AMES, Iowa — A $100,000 gift from Syngenta Corporation will help fund graduate fellowships in Seed Science at Iowa State University. "This gift will help us attract the future leaders and prepare them to enhance our seed industry's...

December 10th, 2003 SUBMIT COMMENTS ONLINE FOR ISU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE RESEARCH PRIORITIES
AMES, Iowa — Iowans with thoughts on future priorities for Iowa State University's agricultural research programs can submit their comments comments electronically. "Identifying Priorities for Iowa's Future," the report...

December 9th, 2003 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $766,500 FEDERAL GRANT TO STUDY FARM SAFETY, INJURY ISSUES FOR CHILDREN
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been awarded a $766,500, three-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to study farm-related injuries to children and to create safety-training materials. The grant is the...

December 8th, 2003 ISU RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO EXPAND ODOR RESEARCH
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University soon will receive a USDA National Research Initiative grant of nearly $480,000 to investigate odor dispersion from swine facilities. Iowa State is the lead institution in a three-state effort...

November 26th, 2003 DOLEZAL GIFT TO INITIATE FUNDING FOR ENDOWED AGRICULTURAL LAW CHAIR
AMES, Iowa — A gift from Leonard Dolezal, a retired farmer in Linn County, will set the stage for a fundraising effort to establish an endowed faculty position in agricultural law at Iowa State University. Dolezal, who lives in Cedar Rapids,...

November 26th, 2003 IOWA STATE PROFESSOR HONORED BY NATIONAL AGRONOMY SOCIETY
AMES, Iowa —The American Society of Agronomy named Iowa State University agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino recipient of the Werner L. Nelson Award for Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors. The award recognizes outstanding performance and...

November 26th, 2003 ISU PROFESSOR NAMED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL CROPS SOCIETY
AMES, Iowa Iowa State University agronomy Professor Ken Moore has been named president of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) for 2003-04. Moore took office at CSSA's recent annual meeting, which was held in conjunction meetings of...

November 26th, 2003 IOWA STATE AGRONOMY PROFESSOR NAMED FELLOW OF CROPS SOCIETY
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomy Professor Russ Mullen has been named a fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA). Mullen was one of 11 crop scientists selected for the honor, which is based on professional achievements...

November 25th, 2003 MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU RELEASES AIR QUALITY RESEARCH, EXTENSION SUMMARY
Air quality continues to receive much attention around Iowa, in communities and in state policy meetings. Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture are looking for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock...

November 25th, 2003 ISU MEAT SCIENCE PROGRAM RATED SECOND BEST IN THE NATION
AMES, Iowa — For the third straight year, Meat and Poultry magazine has ranked Iowa State University's meat science program second in the nation. "I.S.U. is well known for its ability to produce top-shelf students with an...

November 24th, 2003 THREE IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS NAMED AAAS FELLOWS
AMES, Iowa — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded fellowship status to 348 scientists and engineers, including three Iowa State University professors. Harley Moon, professor emeritus of veterinary...

November 17th, 2003 $1.3 Million Gift to Increase ISU College of Ag Student Scholarships
AMES, Iowa — A $1.3 million estate gift from Jeanette Kennedy will establish the F.W. Schiele Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship. The donation will increase the value of the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture Excellence in...

November 17th, 2003 TEACHERS, STUDENTS RECRUITED FOR ISU BIOSECURITY WORKSHOP
AMES, Iowa - High school science and agriculture teachers and their students are being recruited for a workshop that will showcase the wide array of academic disciplines in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. BioSecurity...

November 17th, 2003 DWOJAK GIFT TO ENHANCE UKRAINIAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
AMES, Iowa — Stefan and Kateryna Dwojak, long-time supporters of the exchange program between Ukraine and Iowa State University, have donated $350,000 to continue their support. The gift was announced at a College of Agriculture donor...

November 12th, 2003 Soybean Oil Developed at Iowa State Eliminates Need for Hydrogenation and Cuts Trans Fats
AMES, Iowa — New soybean varieties developed at Iowa State University hold promise for food manufacturers scrambling to remove unhealthy trans fats from their products. The new soybeans produce oil that doesn't need to be hydrogenated...

November 11th, 2003 ISU Crop Adviser Institute Wins American Society of Agronomy Awards
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State University Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) won the top two awards for its software applications at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) annual meeting. The American Society of Agronomy Educational Materials Awards...

November 10th, 2003 ISU College of Agriculture Seeks Comments Nov. 20 on Future Research Priorities
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is seeking comments on future directions of its agricultural research program and related extension activities at an ICN meeting Thursday, Nov. 20. The ICN meeting will begin at 7 p.m., hosted by Catherine...

November 10th, 2003 Pork Producer Surveys Document Efforts to Control Odor
AMES, Iowa — Two surveys conducted by Iowa State University researchers show Iowa swine producers are using a wide variety of techniques to minimize odor from their operations. "Air quality issues related to livestock production have...

October 31st, 2003 Survey Finds States' Ability to Respond to Biological Attacks Rises
AMES, Iowa — Two national surveys show the number of state health department epidemiology employees trained in infectious disease and terrorism preparedness increased significantly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The surveys...

October 30th, 2003 ISU Students Take Second in Soil Judging Contest
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University soil judging team placed second in the group-judging division of the American Society of Agronomy regional soil judging contest on Oct. 23. Erik Christian, a junior in agronomy from Story City, placed...

October 28th, 2003 Pioneer Hi-Bred Gives $150,000 for Graduate Fellowship in Seed Science
AMES, Iowa — A gift of $150,000 from Pioneer Hi-Bred International will establish the Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Fellowship in Seed Science at Iowa State University. "The U.S. seed industry is the finest in the world and this gift will help...

October 22nd, 2003 ISU Agronomy Emeritus Professor to be Honored by National FFA
AMES, Iowa — Ken Larson, Iowa State University emeritus professor of agronomy, will be presented an Honorary American FFA Degree by the National FFA Organization. Larson was nominated by the Iowa FFA Association for his work with FFA Crops...

October 22nd, 2003 ISU Receives Support from Iowa Values Fund to Build Biologics Facility at Research Park
AMES, Iowa — At its meeting today, the Iowa Values Fund Board voted to support the regent universities' request for $25 million to be used for economic development initiatives. The Iowa Values Fund legislation designated $10 million for...

October 20th, 2003 ISU College of Agriculture Awards Presented Oct. 17
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University College of Agriculture graduates who have made important contributions to the agriculture industry were honored Oct. 17 as part of an ISU Alumni Association awards ceremony. Both awards are given annually...

October 15th, 2003 Agriculture Career Day to be Held at Iowa State Tuesday
AMES, Iowa — The biggest agriculture career day in the nation will be held next Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. The event will bring about 125 employers to campus to...

October 10th, 2003 New Institute to Evaluate Genetically Modified Organisms
AMES, Iowa — The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has approved the creation of an institute at Iowa State University to address critical issues surrounding genetically modified agricultural products. The Biosafety Institute for Genetically...

October 7th, 2003 2003 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Oct. 22 at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — An expert in agricultural ecology will discuss the role of soils in profitable, sustainable agriculture systems Oct. 22 at Iowa State University. Phil Robertson, professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the W.K....

October 7th, 2003 CDC Taps ISU's Center for Food Security and Public Health to be National Specialty Center
AMES, Iowa — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Food Security and Public Health a CDC Specialty Center in Public Health Preparedness for...

September 26th, 2003 Iowa State Expert to Speak at Senate Climate Change Briefing
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant pathologist X.B. Yang will speak Monday, Sept. 29, before a U.S. Senate committee on climate change impacts on crop pests and diseases. The Congressional briefing for the Committee on Agriculture,...

September 22nd, 2003 Speakers Will Discuss Biotechnology's Potential in Iowa's Food and Health Industries Oct. 3 at ISU
AMES, Iowa — The food science and human nutrition department at Iowa State University will host a program, "What is the Potential Impact of Biotechnology on Food and Nutrition for the Health and Economy of Iowa?" on Friday, Oct. 3, in...

September 15th, 2003 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
STUDY REVEALS READY MARKET FOR LOCAL GRAPE JUICE Iowa grown and processed grape juice may have a ready market in consumer buying clubs and churches, according to results from two recent surveys funded by a competitive grant from the Leopold...

September 11th, 2003 Cutrona Named New Director for Iowa State's Institute for Social and Behavioral Research
AMES, Iowa — Carolyn Cutrona, professor of psychology at Iowa State University, has been named director of ISU's Institute for Social and Behavioral Research. Cutrona has been affiliated with the institute since joining Iowa State's...

September 11th, 2003 Bug Snacks, Insect Zoo Share Top Billing at ISU's Insect Horror Film Festival, Sept. 18
AMES, Iowa — It's a twist on the traditional dinner and a movie. The Insect Horror Film Festival at Iowa State University will feature bug snacks and an insect zoo, along with a film. The festival will be Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in...

September 9th, 2003 Prisons: A Disappointing Development Tool for Small Towns
AMES, Iowa — Small towns that attracted state prisons during the 1990s haven't realized the economic gains they had hoped to attain, according to a national study conducted by Iowa State University. "In the 1990s small-town leaders...

September 5th, 2003 ISU Ag Law Candidate Withdraws; New Search Planned
AMES, Iowa - The withdrawal of a candidate has ended a search for a faculty member in agricultural law in the economics department at Iowa State University. Jon Lauck, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, withdrew his name...

September 3rd, 2003 Iowa State's Student-managed Farm Celebrates 60 Years on Oct. 4
AMES, Iowa — The first student-managed farm in the nation will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an open house during the Iowa State University's Family Weekend on Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m., with a brief program at 2 p.m. Larry Trede,...

August 28th, 2003 Drought Conditions Stress Iowa Crops
AMES, Iowa — A shortage of rainfall throughout most of the state is drying up pastures, corn, soybeans and reducing hay production. Daryl Herzmann, Iowa State agricultural meteorologist, said Iowa's rainfall in August was three inches...

August 28th, 2003 New Iowa State Course Studies Risks of Crop Bioterrorism in Iowa
AMES, Iowa — A new graduate course this fall semester in the College of Agriculture will assess the threat of crop bioterrorism in Iowa. Issues Related to Crop Bioterrorism and Food Security is being offered in the departments of plant...

August 28th, 2003 Candidate for ISU Agricultural Law Position to Visit Sept. 16
AMES, Iowa — Jon Lauck, a candidate for a faculty position in agricultural law at Iowa State University, will present a seminar during his visit to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Lauck's seminar, which is open to the public, will be held at...

August 15th, 2003 ISU Researchers Study Livestock Operations and Property Values
AMES, Iowa — In the midst of the controversy surrounding the location and effects of large livestock operations in rural Iowa, a new study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University suggests there may...

August 11th, 2003 ISU Agricultural Engineering Student Clubs Named Best in the Nation
AMES, Iowa - Two Iowa State University agricultural engineering student clubs were named best in the nation at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) international conference held July 27-30 in Las Vegas. This is the second year...

August 5th, 2003 Drainage Research Forum and Field Day to be Held Aug. 14
AMES, Iowa — The fourth Annual Drainage Research Forum and Agricultural Drainage Well Research Project Field Day will be held on Aug. 14 near West Bend. Researchers from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois,...

August 1st, 2003 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
RESEARCHER'S WORK COULD PROTECT SOYBEANS FROM NEMATODE PESTS Thomas Baum, associate professor of plant pathology at Iowa State University, is part of a multi-university team whose recent breakthroughs mark the starting point for...

July 31st, 2003 ISU Professor to be Honored at International Symposium
AMES, Iowa — Plant breeding scientists from around the world will gather to discuss plant breeding and to honor one of the foremost experts in the field at the Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium on Plant Breeding Aug. 17-22 in Mexico...

July 31st, 2003 ISU Agronomy Prof Receives Award for Nutrient Management Work
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a 2003 Secretary's Honor Award recipient for his collaborative work on phosphorus...

July 31st, 2003 Emergency Cattle Composting Research to Expand at ISU
AMES, Iowa — Preliminary studies at Iowa State University have opened the door for a second year of research on the environmental impacts and biosecurity of composting to dispose of animal carcasses in the event of a cattle disease outbreak...

July 22nd, 2003 ISU Professor Recognized for Research in Forage Production
AMES, Iowa — James Russell, an Iowa State University animal science professor, received the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Forage Award at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association on June 24 in Phoenix. The award...

July 22nd, 2003 Turfgrass Field Day Focuses on $1.3 billion Iowa Industry
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Turfgrass, Nursery and Landscape field day on Thursday will focus on a $1.3 billion dollar business in Iowa. David Minner, Iowa State University horticulture professor, said a survey conducted last year by the Iowa...

July 9th, 2003 ISU Animal Science Professor Receives Poultry Leadership Award
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal science professor has received a national award for her research and leadership in the poultry industry. Susan Lamont was presented the Helene Cecil Leadership Award July 9 at the Poultry Science...

July 2nd, 2003 This is Ideal Time to Look for Soybean Cyst Nematode
AMES, Iowa — At this time of the growing season the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a widespread and serious pest of soybeans throughout Iowa, is easy to find on roots. "It takes about four to six weeks for the first SCN females to appear on...

July 1st, 2003 ISU Mesonet System Speeds Severe Weather Alerts; Warned Story County Residents of Dangerous Storm
AMES, Iowa — Thanks to an Iowa State University connection, Story County residents received a severe weather warning, alerting them to hail, rain and high winds. Iowa State researchers supply the connection between KCCI TV's SchoolNet...

July 1st, 2003 Animal Science Professor Receives Dairy Industry Award
Gene Freeman, Iowa State distinguished professor emeritus in animal science, received the Ralph Keeling Dairy Leadership Award for his service to the dairy industry of Iowa. The award was presented to Freeman by Secretary of Agriculture Patty...

June 30th, 2003 Easing Hunger and Poverty Abroad Goal of New Iowa State Program
AMES, Iowa — Working with rural communities to alleviate hunger and poverty in developing countries is the focus of a new Iowa State University initiative. The Sustainable Rural Livelihoods program will involve ISU faculty and students with...

June 26th, 2003 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF A BAN ON FEED-GRADE ANTIBIOTICS — THE DANISH EXPERIENCE McDonald's Corporation, one of the largest buyers of meat in the U.S. fast-food industry, recently adopted a policy that prohibits its direct suppliers from using...

June 24th, 2003 Media Advisory—Dean Woteki to Meet with Dairy Producers on Thursday
Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture Catherine Woteki has invited dairy producers to meet with her on Thursday, June 26, to talk about the recent closing of ISU's Dairy Teaching Farm. Dean Woteki also will outline ISU's plans to...

June 18th, 2003 Plant Sciences Institute Awards Start-up Funds
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has awarded six promising research projects with start-up funds. The two-year grants were awarded to Iowa State faculty through a competitive program intended to stimulate...

June 13th, 2003 ISU Research Shows Impact of Spring Rainfall on Corn Fields
AMES, Iowa — Iowa corn fields need spring rains to produce high yields. But a recent study shows those spring rains also wash away some of the nutrients needed to attain high yields. The study conducted by Iowa State University researchers is...

June 11th, 2003 Media Advisory—Budget Announcement
The following announcement on budget issues was sent June 11 to College of Agriculture faculty and staff from Catherine Woteki, dean of agriculture at Iowa State University. To the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture I'm...

June 6th, 2003 Iowa State Research Farm Field Days Begin June 17
AMES, Iowa — A variety of crop, livestock and gardening topics are on the programs of this season's field days at Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms. Horses is the subject of a specialty field day June 17 at the...

June 4th, 2003 ISU Agriculture College Dean to Lead Food and Nutrition Board
AMES, Iowa — The dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture has been appointed chair of a national board that studies issues surrounding the safety and adequacy of the U.S. food supply. Catherine Woteki will serve a three-year...

June 3rd, 2003 Leopold Center Director Calls for New Ag Research Approach
AMES, Iowa — New technologies that raise yields or rid crops of pests cannot overcome the complex challenges facing agriculture in the 21st century, said the director of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture....

May 30th, 2003 Top Researchers from Around the World Will Attend Plant Sciences Institute Symposium
AMES, Iowa — The Plant Sciences Institute's fifth annual symposium at Iowa State University, June 5-8, will bring together many of the world's leading researchers on plant transposable element research—a science that has made a major...

May 30th, 2003 Iowa State Scientists Predict Soybean Yields, Content from Satellite Imaging
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are using aerial and satellite views of soybean fields to predict the yields, and other crop conditions. Plant pathologist Forrest Nutter leads a research team that is developing predictions of...

May 29th, 2003 Busy Season Under Way for ISU Student-run Organic Farm
AMES, Iowa — While most college students have closed their textbooks and cleared out their residence hall rooms, one group of Iowa State University college students is gearing up for their busiest time of year. The 15 students who operate the...

May 27th, 2003 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
ISU RESEARCHER TESTS SATELLITES TO MONITOR CORN POLLINATION Mark Westgate, an Iowa State University associate professor of agronomy, is trying to determine whether satellite images can be used to document when corn tassels emerge in a...

May 23rd, 2003 Tollefson Gets Fulbright Grant to Study Croatia's Rootworm Problem
AMES, Iowa — Fighting corn rootworms is what Iowa State University entomology professor Jon Tollefson does, and now he's taking his talent to Croatia. Tollefson has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Environmental Science to...

May 22nd, 2003 Iowa State Names New Animal Science Department Chair
AMES, Iowa — A native Iowan on the Michigan State University faculty has been named the chair of the Department of Animal Science in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture. Maynard Hogberg (pronounced HO-berg) will begin his new...

May 19th, 2003 Iowa Study Shows Economics Impact of Iowa Egg Industry
AMES, Iowa — The egg production and processing industry has a significant impact on Iowa's economy. If consumer demand for eggs increases and Iowa continues its commitment to grow the industry, expansion of Iowa's egg industry will...

May 16th, 2003 Deadlines Near for Farmers to Become Part of Lawsuit Settlement
AMES, Iowa — Corn producers have until May 31 to file for a share of a $110 million settlement of a lawsuit against companies that produced and marketed StarLink(trademark) corn. Settlements already have been reached in lawsuits filed by...

May 12th, 2003 Study Shows Food Labeling Will Benefit Consumers and Producers
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time of rising concern over food security, public demand is growing for information about where food originates. "There's nothing new about food imports, but there is a lot of interest by a lot of people...

May 12th, 2003 Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society
AMES, Iowa — Awards were presented recently to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty members and others by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Dennis Keenney received the...

May 2nd, 2003 ISU Researchers Seek Postmenopausal Women for Study on Soy Isoflavones and Bone Loss
AMES, Iowa — Scientists at Iowa State University are recruiting postmenopausal women for a three-year clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of isoflavones in preventing bone loss associated with menopause. Isoflavones are estrogen-like...

April 28th, 2003 Student Team from California Wins ISU Space Center Food Competition
AMES, Iowa — A student team from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., took home the top prize for their bite-sized pizza snack in a contest where new foods for space travelers are developed. The competition was sponsored by the NASA Food...

April 24th, 2003 Catnip Captures Attention as a Mosquito Repellent
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have begun testing catnip oil as a possible repellent against mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. Joel Coats, an Iowa State entomologist, began investigating the idea of using catnip oil as a...

April 22nd, 2003 Iowa State University Research Aims to Give a Legume a Leg Up
AMES, Iowa — Charles Brummer is out to make better hay while the sun shines. Brummer, an Iowa State University agronomist, is working to breed higher-yielding alfalfa, a legume most commonly used as animal feed. One focus of his groups...

April 4th, 2003 National Pork Board Honors Al Christian
AMES, Iowa — Al Christian, manager of the Swine Teaching Farm, received the 2003 Distinguished Service Award March 8 from the National Pork Board at its National Pork Industry Forum in Dallas. The annual award recognizes outstanding...

April 2nd, 2003 ISU Ag Engineer Studies Innovative Ways to Control Feedlot Runoff
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University agricultural engineer is conducting research on innovative techniques livestock producers can use to comply with new federal regulations. Jeffery Lorimor, associate professor in the ISU agricultural and...

April 1st, 2003 ISU Professor Receives National Award for Research
AMES, Iowa — D. Lee Alekel, associate professor of nutrition at Iowa State University, is recipient of the 2003 Mead Johnson Award for research in nutrition from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS). The award honors a single...

March 31st, 2003 Iowa-based Company Makes Soyfoods for Space
AMES, Iowa — NASA astronauts soon will have the opportunity to enjoy chili in space thanks to an Iowa-based company. Soy Creations, a division of Triple "F" Inc. has developed a freeze-dried chili with a meat analogue made from soy...

March 28th, 2003 ISU-led Team of Researchers Develops Genetic Research Tools
AMES, Iowa — Swine breeders and medical researchers have some new tools for genetic research, thanks to a team of scientists led by an Iowa State University professor. The group created a library of 21,499 pig gene sequences and mapped the...

March 28th, 2003 Researcher to Discuss Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia "Dead Zone" at Iowa State
Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will present a seminar titled "Beyond Science Into Policy: Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia" at Iowa State University on April 2. The seminar will begin at 3 p.m. in 1010 LeBaron...

March 17th, 2003 Genetic Discovery in Cotton May Apply to Corn and Soybeans
AMES, Iowa — Researchers led by an Iowa State University professor have uncovered a genetic pattern in cotton that is likely to have implications for other crops, including corn and soybeans. "We don't really understand what those...

March 13th, 2003 Iowa State Project Will Develop a Science-based Tool to Assess the Risk of Pharmaceuticals in Corn
AMES, Iowa — No one knows with scientific certainty the likelihood or extent of risks from genetically modified plants not grown for food or feed, such as biopharmaceuticals. Iowa State University researchers are leading an effort to help...

March 6th, 2003 FAPRI Projects World Food Supply Will Outpace Demand in Near Term
WASHINGTON — Recent strength in crop prices will not be sustained for long, according to a report of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) presented to Congress today. Two years of drought in many grain-growing regions...

March 4th, 2003 Science and Policy Seminar to Examine Food Safety Systems
AMES, Iowa — Food safety science and policy will be the topic of a panel discussion to be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Gallery of the Iowa State University Memorial Union. The seminar will focus on how science helps identify potential food...

February 24th, 2003 Iowa Poultry Industry Stands to Lose Millions if Exotic Newcastle Disease Invades State
AMES, Iowa — If exotic Newcastle disease (END) spreads to Iowa and infects Iowa poultry, the impact on the industry—and on the state's economy—would be significant, says John Miranowski, an Iowa State University professor of agricultural...

February 21st, 2003 Iowa State Study Rates Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements for Lean Mass and Strength Gain
AMES, Iowa — A new study by Iowa State University researchers has found that two dietary supplements — creatine and HMB (b-hydroxy-b-methylbutyrate) — have a positive effect on lean mass and strength gain in humans. The study by Rick Sharp,...

February 20th, 2003 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
IS CUBA AN EMERGING MARKET FOR IOWA AGRICULTURE? The Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 allowed United States' food and agricultural products into Cuba for the first time in 40 years. Opening Cuba's borders to...

February 19th, 2003 Third Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned
AMES, Iowa — The third John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture will take place March 5-6, with the co-founder of two national organizations that focus on food and democracy as the featured speaker at two events. Frances Moore Lappe...

February 18th, 2003 Iowa State University Receives $6.3 million Merit Award to Strengthen Families and Youth
AMES, Iowa — A $6.3 million grant has been awarded to Iowa State University's Institute for Social and Behavioral Research to continue evaluating the effectiveness of programs to help families and communities prevent adolescent substance...

February 18th, 2003 New Strategies Needed to Change Risky American Diets
AMES, Iowa — Encouraging more health-promoting foods should be one strategy for changing health-risky American diets, says the dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture. "Chronic diseases are a major burden on society,...

February 11th, 2003 ISU Professor Elected Vice President of American Oil Chemists' Society
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University faculty member Lawrence Johnson has been elected vice president of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS). Johnson is a professor of food science and human nutrition, and director of the Center for...

February 6th, 2003 ISU Part of New National Food Safety Research Report
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and five other institutions have joined forces in a national effort to develop new, science-driven strategies to improve food safety. The new Food Safety Research Consortium was announced today (Thursday) in...

January 28th, 2003 Relationship of School District Expenditures and Size Studied
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study shows that Iowa school districts with fewer than 750 students generally spend more per student than larger districts. Of the 374 Iowa school districts in 2000-2001, 208 had enrollments below 750. The...

January 22nd, 2003 New Report Outlines Role of Agriculture in Iowa's Economy
AMES, Iowa — Iowa's farm, food and agriculture-affiliated industries account for 24.3 percent of the state's total industrial output. That's one of many statistics in a new Iowa State University report that details the role of...

January 17th, 2003 ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Jan. 16. Award winners were: Ebby Luvaga, economics academic advising coordinator, received the...

January 14th, 2003 Iowa Pork Producers Lose Money in 2002
AMES, Iowa — The numbers are in and they aren't good news. Iowa pork producers experienced significant losses in 2002. "Farrow-to-finish producers lost an average of $16.22 per head marketed during the year with losses in September...

January 14th, 2003 Higher Guarantees, Lower Rates for Livestock Gross Margin Policy
AMES, Iowa — Quotes just released for spring Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance should make the product more appealing to pork producers, said an Iowa State University agricultural economist. Chad Hart with the ISU Center for Agricultural...

January 13th, 2003 Iowa Producers Ahead of Curve on New Federal Livestock Rules
AMES, Iowa — Many Iowa producers already are in compliance with new federal regulations on large livestock operations, said John Lawrence, associate economics professor in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and director of the...