NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University and the state Department of Correction signed an agreement this week to grow hay on prison land that will be used to feed livestock for the...
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Summer means relaxing by the pool, barbeques and refreshing slices of watermelon and no one produces more of this favorite summertime fruit than Florida.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is receiving $43 million in federal financing for a new agricultural science facility aimed at improving food production in Alabama.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University is creating new programs for students who want to know more about marijuana.
The school announced last week that it's creating programs at the Carbondale campus to study medical marijuana and industrial hemp. Officials hope the programs will give students and farmers a chance to earn a new certificate in the subject.
Officials have been planning for the new programs for years, said Karen Midden, interim dean of agricultural sciences.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study says Florida crops suffered $158 million in damages from Hurricane Michael.
The report released Friday by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences says that almost all of the state's cotton crop was wiped out.
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local):
Researchers at the University of Florida estimate that Florida's cotton crop has been nearly decimated by Hurricane Michael's rampage.
Researchers at the school's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences said Monday that about 90 percent of Florida's cotton crop remained in the fields when Michael struck. They also estimate that about 40 percent of Florida's peanut crop is lost.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida has received an $8.7 million grant aimed at research that will reduce hunger in Africa.
The school said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund hunger research over five years at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The researchers will focus on developing healthier feed for livestock used by poor farmers in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, and creating more environmentally friendly farming methods.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jeffrey Catchmark had the ideal formula for an all-natural, nontoxic coating to replace plastic coatings and packaging used in the food industry, among other uses. Not only would it be cheaper than plastics but his formula would be biodegradable and nonpolluting.
A man was charged Friday with kidnapping a visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who authorities believe to be dead after she disappeared three weeks ago. A federal criminal complaint alleges the suspect's phone was used to visit an online forum in April called "Abduction 101."
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is not closing any of its 12 agricultural science centers in the state -- at least not yet.
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences conducted a self-evaluation of the centers earlier this month as it grapples with less funding in the face of a statewide budget crisis.
College of ACES Dean Rolando A. Flores says closing any of the centers would be a last resort.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three finalists have been named in the search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
The Institute of Agriculture consists of UT Extension, AgResearch, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is planning to build a $94 million laboratory complex in West Raleigh so that four aging lab buildings in the city can be closed.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has begun searching for a new chancellor.
According to the school, a search committee met on Friday and set a timeline to have the new leader in place during the first quarter of 2017.