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Panhandle Crops: Studies steadily advance cellulosic ethanol prospects

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
PEORIA, Ill., The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, thanks to research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, Ill., have recently completed studies on multiple approaches that could help streamline cellulosic ethanol production.

Panhandle Crops: High school students attend World Food Prize Neb. Youth Institute

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
LINCOLN, Nebraska high school students attended the World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Sept. 19.
Food security, people's ability to not live in hunger or fear of starvation, is the focus of the World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute.

Panhandle Crops: 2014 Farm Bill fruit and vegetable rules could benefit bean, potato, sweet corn growers

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Farmers who grow dry edible beans, potatoes or sweet corn could benefit from a change in the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly called the Farm Bill, in which a penalty will no longer be charged for fruits, vegetables or wild rice (FAV) planted on base acres.
In the previous version of Farm Bill legislation, if a producer or farm did

Panhandle Crops: SDSU plant scientist receives NSF Career award

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
BROOKINGS, S.D., Assistant professor Senthil Subramanian has become the first South Dakota State University (SDSU) plant scientist to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award.
The NSF Career grant is given to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Panhandle Crops: Wyoming Beef Council to hold teleconference to review audits

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo., The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) will have a teleconference call at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 to review its annual independent financial audit.
In addition to reviewing its audit, the WBC will review the audits of the two largest checkoff contractors, National Cattlemen's Beef Association Federation Division and the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

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