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  • Drop in global malnutrition depends on ag productivity, climate change WEST LAFAYETTE - Global malnutrition could fall 84 percent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow - but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not severely damage agriculture, Purdue Universit

    May 30, 2014

  • ag-rv053014-armyworm pic Armyworm showing up in specific, at-risk cornfields WEST LAFAYETTE - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying in specific, high-risk cornfields. High-risk f

    May 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Fair offers five new field trips for kids INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair has always been a great place for kids to learn about agriculture while having fun, and now the fair is offering more educational opportunities than ever before. Five new field trip experiences for children in gr

    May 23, 2014

  • Academy invites youth interested in dairy industry to apply WEST LAFAYETTE - High school students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy industry are invited to apply to the 2014-15 Indiana Dairy Youth Academy. The academy helps participants develop leadership and communication skills, explore career op

    May 23, 2014

  • Purdue ag economist offers insights to latest farm bill WEST LAFAYETTE - A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest. The articles, "What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Midwest

    May 23, 2014

  • Farm tour to highlight management WEST LAFAYETTE - This year's Farm Management Tour, organized by the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, will showcase five successful Indiana farms in Spencer and Dubois counties June 16-17. The tour, in its 82nd year, encourages

    May 16, 2014

  • Purdue team aims to increase agricultural resilience amid climate change WEST LAFAYETTE - A team of Purdue University researchers is studying how cover crops and controlled drainage of water might help agriculture become more resilient to the stresses of variable weather and climate as farmers adapt to long-term issues su

    May 9, 2014

  • Lasting effects of cold injury to corn uncertain until harvest WEST LAFAYETTE - Farmers with recently planted and newly emerged corn need to watch their fields for cold injury, even though much of the damage likely won't be known until harvest, a Purdue Extension corn specialist says. Corn planting has been off

    May 9, 2014

  • U.S. grain exports to Mexico rise in value to $7.3 billion COLLEGE STATION - U.S. exports of grain, oilseed and related products to Mexico averaged 22.2 million metric tons per year from 2008-2012 with an average annual value of $7.3 billion, according to a report by the Center for North American Studies at

    May 9, 2014

  • Farmers should start to consider winter annual weed burndown WEST LAFAYETTE -- Farmers need to start scouting their fields for winter annual weeds and making decisions about spring burndown herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says. Nearly all fields will require some form of spring herbic

    April 25, 2014

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