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Genetic Improvement for the Beef Herd: Focus of eBEEF.org
The new website provides a one-stop location for beef producers to access reliable genetics and genomics information.

Choosing the right variety for next year's wheat crop
A new K-State Research and Extension report shows how wheat varieties fared in combatting diseases and insects this year.

Food safety expert explains food labels and their regulations
A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains some terms on food labels that are federally regulated and which lack a clear definition.

Research shows that genomics can match plant variety to climate stresses
A new study on the genomic signatures of adaptation in crop plants can help predict how crop varieties respond to stress from their environments. It is the first study to document that these genomic signatures of adaptation can help identify plants that will do well under certain stresses, such drought or toxic soils. Findings can help sorghum breeders have better predictions of what sorghum varieties will thrive in an environment and in the forecasted weather for a growing season.

Evolution study finds recent agricultural pest stems from one fly generation's big genetic shift
A new study involving a Kansas State University entomologist reveals that the genes of a fruit fly that has plagued American apple producers for more than 150 years is the result of an extremely rapid evolutionary change.

Label lingo: Food scientist explains how trans fat removal will affect food industry
The FDA has given food companies three years to remove artificial trans fat from their products, but a Kansas State University food scientist explains most companies have already made the adjustment.

NBAF summit convenes, focuses on serving animal health and food safety
One-hundred and fifty key leaders met in Manhattan, Kansas, to discuss the future research activities and operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.

Biosecurity Research Institute offers biocontainment research basics
Training is not a quick undertaking at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute — by design.

Nutritionist comments on new FDA trans fat regulations
Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University associate professor of human nutrition and an expert in food and nutrition, offers insight on the new FDA trans fat regulations.

Scientists discover temperature's role in Palmer amaranth control
A mystery has been solved by Kansas State University scientists, and as a result agricultural producers struggling to control one of the toughest weeds around will benefit.

Common interests, water challenges bring Pakistanis to Kansas
Nine Pakistani farmers, industry and government representatives who traveled to Kansas and Colorado in May on an 11-day educational trip hosted by Kansas State University. The training was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in partnership with World Learning.

Study: With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening
A six-year study indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices.



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