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Iowa Pork Producers Lose Money in 2002

January 14th, 2003
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...

Iowa Producers Ahead of Curve on New Federal Livestock Rules

January 13th, 2003
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...

Development of Corn Lines with Improved Starch is Checkoff-funded

December 31st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Three researchers at Iowa State University have the same goal — to improve profits for Iowa corn growers. To help make that goal a reality, they're developing new corn lines that should be better suited for industrial and...

Leopold Center Seeks Nominations for New Spencer Award

December 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center is seeking farmers, researchers and educators who have helped sustain and support Iowa's family farms to apply for the 2002 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. The new award recognizes an individual or...

Workshop Explores Specialty Poultry Markets

December 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Chef Kurt Chausse's New Year's Eve menu features one of his restaurant's newest and more popular items, roasted free-range chicken. He has purchased locally grown vegetables the past three years, so when Story County...

Flavor the Holiday Season with Safe Apple Cider

December 13th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Apple cider is a favorite on holiday menus. Iowa State University food scientists stress safety when selecting and preparing cider this season. When selecting cider, go to your supermarket's refrigerator section because...

ISU Student Groups Honored at National Meeting

December 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University student groups in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department were honored at the 2001 American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meeting, which was held last August. ISU's Agriculture...

NEW REPORT: NATION'S NUTRITION MONITORING SYSTEM IS IN JEOPARDY

December 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Lack of funding is jeopardizing the federal government's system of monitoring the status of Americans' nutrition, according to a new report. For more than 70 years, the system has provided essential information about...

ISU PLANT SCIENTIST RECEIVES NSF PLANT GENOME YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

December 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Adam Bogdanove, an assistant professor of plant pathology and a researcher in the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University, has received a Young Investigator Award in Plant Genome Research from the National Science...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

November 25th, 2002
ISU RESEARCHERS STUDY XENOTRANSPLANTATION The shortage of human organs for transplantation has led scientists to research the transfer of organs and tissues from other species to humans (called xenotransplantation). One challenge, however, is...

Soybean Cyst Nematode-resistant Varieties Not Created Equal

November 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Soybean producers should consider more than yields when choosing varieties that help manage soybean cyst nematodes, according to Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka. Growing soybean cyst nematode-resistant soybean...

Compost Controls Erosion at Highway Construction Sites

November 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Using compost at road construction sites can be an effective tool to reduce runoff and erosion. That's the conclusion of a three-year study conducted by Iowa State University. The research was funded by the Iowa Department of...

2002 Hybrid Corn Performance Data Available

November 22nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for hybrid corn are now available on the Internet at the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) website: http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia...

2002 Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Sources

November 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Looking for quality seeds to plant in 2003? The annual Iowa Seed Directory published by the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) offers a catalog of seeds that include corn, native prairie species, oats, soybeans and wheat....

Food Safety Institute Created at Iowa State University

November 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The new Institute for Food Safety and Security at Iowa State University is dedicated to protecting Iowa's, and the nation's, investment in agriculture. "The formation of this institute will enhance Iowa State's...

ISU Meat and Poultry Program Ranked Number 2 in the U.S.

November 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — For the second straight year, Iowa State University's meat and poultry program has been rated number two in the nation by Meat and Poultry magazine. The ranking appears in the November issue of the magazine. The ranking...

Geographic Mapping Day at ISU is Nov. 20

November 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The use of geographic information systems (GIS) is growing by leaps and bounds. GIS systems have become essential tools to solve problems concerning the environment, health care, land use, business efficiency, education and public...

ISU Ag Meteorology Web Network Receives National Award

November 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The National Weather Association has presented the Larry R. Johnson Special Award to the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, Des Moines television station KCCI and the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service...

Koehler Named Interim Chair of Department of Statistics

November 5th, 2002
Koehler's appointment will run through June 30, 2003. He replaces Dean Isaacson, professor of statistics, who served as the head of the Department of Statistics for the last 18 years. Isaacson remains a member of the department's...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

October 29th, 2002
RESEARCH SHOWS VITAMIN E HELPS PROTECT TURKEYS FROM LISTERIA Vitamin E can guard turkeys against infection by pathogenic Listeria bacteria, the culprits responsible for the recent recall of 27 million pounds of meat, according to two Iowa...

ISU Crop Adviser Institute to Offer Interactive Continuing Education

October 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) at Iowa State University is offering interactive continuing education modules for crop advisers certified through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). "The mission of CAI is to provide...

2002 Small Grain Performance Data Available

October 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for winter and spring small grains now are available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. Published...

Hybrid Corn Performance Reporting Changes for 2002

October 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — When the results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for corn are released this fall, a new way of reporting the data will help growers see how hybrids performed in an increased number of growing conditions. The Iowa Crop...

ISU Animal Science Professor Named Iowa Inventor of the Year

October 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association has named Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild the 2002 Inventor of the Year. The award is given to an Iowa inventor who has made the most outstanding contribution to...

Director: Leopold Center's Work Critical Now for Agriculture

October 22nd, 2002
DES MOINES, Iowa — The work of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture may be more critical now than in 1987 when legislators created the research center, its director told supporters Monday night in Des Moines. "All of us...

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