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Iowa State Study Rates Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements for Lean Mass and Strength Gain

February 21st, 2003
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,...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

February 20th, 2003
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...

Third Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 19th, 2003
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...

Iowa State University Receives $6.3 million Merit Award to Strengthen Families and Youth

February 18th, 2003
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...

New Strategies Needed to Change Risky American Diets

February 18th, 2003
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,...

ISU Professor Elected Vice President of American Oil Chemists' Society

February 11th, 2003
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...

ISU Part of New National Food Safety Research Report

February 6th, 2003
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...

Relationship of School District Expenditures and Size Studied

January 28th, 2003
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...

New Report Outlines Role of Agriculture in Iowa's Economy

January 22nd, 2003
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...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 17th, 2003
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...

Higher Guarantees, Lower Rates for Livestock Gross Margin Policy

January 14th, 2003
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...

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....

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