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March and April 2014 News

Harsh weather conditions increase cost of food
March 17, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Drought has caused a shortage in vegetables grown in California, which produces more than 90 percent of the nation's select vegetables. The limited supply will increase costs from 5 to 20 percent.


Swine specialist studying spread of PED in pig feed
April 3, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Swine specialist and team of researchers investigating how porcine epidemic diarrhea virus may be infecting pigs' feed.


Study: Restaurants in public housing developments serve fewer healthy meals
April 9, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Researchers found that restaurants in public housing develops serve fewer healthy meals. Roughly 75 percent of those entrées at restaurants near housing developments contained too many calories and fats and not enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables.


Researchers hope new tests will prevent an endemic in pork industry
April 14, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory develops tests to identify pig viruses, hoping to prevent the further spread of diseases that have already killed almost 6 million pigs.

Hard freeze could damage some wheat
April 15, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk.

Professor leads group making recommendations on climate change mitigation
April 17, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
As a lead author of a chapter in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report released this month, Kansas State University Distinguished Professor and soil microbiologist Chuck Rice gave a presentation at the World Bank on April 16. Rice was part of a group of 18 authors from around the world who wrote the chapter pertaining to agriculture, forestry, and other land use. In an interview, he discussed some of the recommendations made by the authors.


BQA certification important part of the beef sector
April 22, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
All cattle producers should consider completing their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification every three years, and convenient training is available in-person and online.

Crop specialist explains record number of soybean acres
April 28, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts that farmers will plant a record amount of soybean in 2014. However, a Kansas State University crop production specialist says the numbers may be deceiving.