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Recent news

Poultry expert says avian influenza strain not harmful to humans or poultry products
A Kansas State University poultry specialist explains why humans don't need to worry about H5N2 avian influenza getting them sick or contaminating their food.

Advancements in crop genomics using high-throughput phenotyping
Kansas State University, University of Arizona and USDA-ARS collaborate to train scientists and students in field phenomics.

Irish beef now available in U.S. for first time in 15 years
Trade and agricultural experts from Kansas State University say this "green beef" could open the door for trade agreements with other countries in the European Union.

Poultry owners should be vigilant in watching for signs of avian influenza
A poultry specialist provides information about the disease.

University agricultural economist following avian influenza developments
Poultry bans by overseas buyers could weigh on pork and beef, as well as poultry prices.

Nutritional guidelines recommendations: Less meat, more veggies
Two university specialists, focused on human nutrition and meat science respectively, weigh in on what the new recommendations mean for consumers.

NBAF-focused research enters third year at university's BRI, research transition underway
Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, is in the third year of a seven-year, $35 million grant from the state of Kansas. The funding supports the development and transition of several National Bio and Agro-defense Facility-centric research projects as well as training and workforce development.

Meat and poultry recalls: What food firms and investors should know
A Kansas State University study used stock market prices to determine costs of recalls to food firms and what recall factors are most impactful economically.

Nutritionist shares how to shop inexpensively without compromising nutrition
Kansas State University nutritionist gives tips on finding the most nutritious food at the dollar store.

NBAF construction projected for May, to be completed in 2020​
Construction on the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, is projected to begin in May and will be completed in December 2020.

K-State wheat variety remains No. 1 in Kansas
For the third year in a row, K-State's wheat is the leading variety in Kansas. Everest, a variety released by the university in 2009, has maintained its dominant position at 15.8 percent of the total acreage, according to the 2015 "Kansas Wheat Varieties" report from Kansas Agricultural Statistics.

Zoetis gives $250,000 for newly established Center for Outcomes Research and Education in College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal health company Zoetis has donated $250,000 for Kansas State University's new Center for Outcomes Research and Education, which is in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

College of Veterinary Medicine establishes Center for Outcomes Research and Education
The Center for Outcomes Research and Education, or CORE, will be publicly launched Feb. 25 at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Study finds climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production
A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptation measures are taken.

Center for Food Integrity CEO to discuss 'Big Food' on March 2
Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer of the Center for Food Integrity, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Arnot will present, "Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate 'Big Food.'" The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern of trust that consumers have with food and those who produce it. 

New experimental grain sorghum lines show high yield potential
Kansas State University agronomist Tesfaye Tesso is developing and testing new lines of grain sorghum that should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water.

New educational tool available for locomotion scoring and beef lameness management
Working with the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, Zinpro Corporation recently launched the Step-Up™ app, a new educational training resource for the beef cattle industry.