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"Prices, Policy and the WTO," is Agricultural Forum Topic March 1

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — "Prices, Policy, and the WTO," the Agricultural Forum 2002 at Iowa State University, will focus on the effort to align U.S. farm policy with commitments to world trade. The March 1 forum, sponsored by the Center for...

Leopold Center Hosts Innovative Japanese Farmer Feb. 5

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A Japanese farmer who developed a sustainable crop system after watching wild ducks in his rice paddies will share his ideas and experiences at a Feb. 5 seminar and discussion at Iowa State University. The Leopold Center for...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

January 14th, 2002
PROMISING NEW ISU SOY PLASTICS CAN DAMPEN SOUND, VIBRATION Chemists associated with the Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University are developing unique, new plastics based on soybean oil. The Iowa Soybean Promotion Board (...

ISU Researcher Receives 2001 Crop Genetics Honor

December 10th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — For his international contributions to corn breeding over the past 43 years, Iowa State University researcher Arnel Hallauer has received the 2001 Verdant Partners Crop Genetics Award. The award was presented to Hallauer during the...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

November 26th, 2001
CORN STARCH RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO HIGHER CROP VALUE Researchers at Iowa State University are trying to find a way to boost the value of corn by studying starch. Alan Myers and Martha James, faculty in biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular...

Iowa State Names Agriculture Dean

November 19th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Catherine E. O'Connor Woteki, senior research scientist with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park, and professor of nutrition and food safety at the University of...

Most Iowa Grain Processed Before Leaving State

November 11th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Value was added to more than 60 percent of the grain sold by Iowa farmers in the 1999-2000 marketing year, according to an Iowa State University survey. Iowa farmers and country elevators reported that about 60 percent of corn and...

Iowa State Agronomy Faculty Receive National Honors

November 8th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Faculty in the Iowa State University agronomy department received several awards and honors in October at the joint national meetings of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and...

Understanding Food Labels Helps Older Americans Stay Healthy

November 7th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have found that older Americans have a limited understanding of the nutrition information found on food product labels. Mary Jane Oakland, nutrition professor, and Helen Jensen, economics...