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June 2014 News

Researchers working to cut fruit, vegetable losses as part of $1 million grant
June 2, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
Kansas State University and the University of Florida have teamed up to look for ways to improve the quality and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables using tomatoes and spinach as their models. The work is focused specifically on aiding small-acreage growers who sell locally and might lack the washing, packing and cooling facilities needed to reduce food postharvest (after harvest) losses.


Use of SNAP expanding at farmers markets
June 5, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
Expanding the use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at farmers' markets brings more fresh, in-season foods to families.


National summit June 9-10 to improve rural access to healthy food
June 6, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
The fourth National Rural Grocery Summit will be June 9-10 at Manhattan's Hilton Garden Inn, 410 St. Third St. The summit explores the triple bottom line of rural grocery benefits: nutritional health, economic development and community sustainability.


Agricultural exports reach record high: Pros and cons
June 9, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
A Kansas State University agricultural economist explains why agricultural exports are projected to be so high this year and what that means for U.S. consumers.


Horticultural research focuses on increasing antioxidant content, decreasing disease 
June 10, 2014, K-State Research and Extension
Researchers use stress to improve quality of fruits and vegetables to combat health issues.


El Niño expected to benefit U.S. agriculture
June 16, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
A Kansas State University senior agricultural economist says an El Niño would help U.S. crop production, but could negatively impact worldwide production.


Researchers create better methods to detect E. coli
June 16, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli.


Food safety specialist says food poisoning cases underreported
June 18, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
A Kansas State University food safety specialist says there are distinct symptoms for food poisoning and reporting it to your doctor is an important step in improving food safety.


Herbicide-resistant weed threatens no-till farming
June 30, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
Farmers increasingly resort to tillage to control Kochia.


Younger generations take up food preservation
June 30, 2014, K-State News and Editorial Services
A Kansas State University food scientist provides tips for canning at home, particularly for first-timers.


School lunch program program findings indicate success
June 30, 2014,
 K-State News and Editorial Services
A Harvard study suggests the new school lunch program is doing its job.