Purdue University Agriculture News http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/ Agriculture News Feed from Purdue University News Service en-us Thu, 20 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT World Food Prize laureate, leading U.S. advisor on food security named Purdue presidential fellow http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/world-food-prize-laureate,-leading-u.s.-advisor-on-food-security-named-purdue-presidential-fellow.html Gebisa Ejeta, known worldwide for agricultural innovation and expertise in food economy, policy and security, has been named the Purdue University Presidential Fellow for Food Security and Sustainable Global Development. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced the appointment today (Oct. 20). http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/world-food-prize-laureate,-leading-u.s.-advisor-on-food-security-named-purdue-presidential-fellow.html Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:10:00 EDT USDA grant to support intensive research on ecological processes affecting organic farming http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/usda-grant-to-support-intensive-research-on-ecological-processes-affecting-organic-farming.html Purdue University has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to explore the ecology of organic cropping systems in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/usda-grant-to-support-intensive-research-on-ecological-processes-affecting-organic-farming.html Mon, 17 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue, USDA release online freeze-date tool for specialty crop growers in 25 states http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue,-usda-release-online-freeze-date-tool-for-specialty-crop-growers-in-25-states.html A new interactive online tool for visualizing and exploring freeze-date trends and other climate patterns is now available, thanks to a partnership between Purdue University’s Midwestern Regional Climate Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub. The tool covers 25 states in the upper Midwest, the Northeast and Appalachia. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue,-usda-release-online-freeze-date-tool-for-specialty-crop-growers-in-25-states.html Wed, 12 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Gender differences in food choices are surprisingly small http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/gender-differences-in-food-choices-are-surprisingly-small.html Whether buying organic, checking nutrition labels or recycling, men and women display strikingly similar preferences, according to the monthly Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/gender-differences-in-food-choices-are-surprisingly-small.html Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Extension seeks to build community resilience after a natural disaster http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-extension-seeks-to-build-community-resilience-after-a-natural-disaster.html Purdue Extension is continuing its role serving as an administrative lead for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and expanding disaster education response throughout America. EDEN, a multistate collaboration of land-grant Extension Services, including 1862, 1890, 1994, Hispanic-serving institutions and Sea Grant programs, aims to reduce the impact of disasters through research-based education. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-extension-seeks-to-build-community-resilience-after-a-natural-disaster.html Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Food Science receives $1.1 million grant to advance commercial soy-based products across US http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-food-science-receives-1.1-million-grant-to-advance-commercial-soy-based-products-across-us.html The United Soybean Board (USB) announced the award of $1.1 million to the Purdue University Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI), in partnership with the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri, for a joint project that is working to build infrastructure and connectivity for small- and medium-scale processing of soy-based value-added products. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-food-science-receives-1.1-million-grant-to-advance-commercial-soy-based-products-across-us.html Tue, 04 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Farmer sentiment drifts lower, rising interest rates contribute to uneasiness http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/farmer-sentiment-drifts-lower,-rising-interest-rates-contribute-to-uneasiness.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index declined 5 points to a reading of 112 in September. The decline in farmer sentiment was primarily the result of producers’ weakened perception of current conditions, as the Current Conditions Index declined 9 points to 109. The Index of Future Expectations also weakened slightly, declining 3 points from a month earlier to a reading of 113. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted Sept. 19-23. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/farmer-sentiment-drifts-lower,-rising-interest-rates-contribute-to-uneasiness.html Tue, 04 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Indiana’s fall pumpkin yields will vary, depending on summer rainfall, irrigation http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/indianas-fall-pumpkin-yields-will-vary,-depending-on-summer-rainfall,-irrigation.html While genetics play a key role in a pumpkin’s potential size, the festive fall vegetable’s growth relies heavily on timely summer rainfall. Looking back at June and July’s precipitation totals, the record-setting hot and dry months pose possible cause for concern for many who grow and buy pumpkins. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/indianas-fall-pumpkin-yields-will-vary,-depending-on-summer-rainfall,-irrigation.html Tue, 04 Oct 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue team introduces advance in automatic forest mapping technology http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-team-introduces-advance-in-automatic-forest-mapping-technology.html How lightning travels from the sky to the ground inspired the concept behind a new algorithmic approach to digitally separate individual trees from their forests in automatic forest mapping. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q4/purdue-team-introduces-advance-in-automatic-forest-mapping-technology.html Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:00:00 EDT Indiana farm fatality summary shows positive trends, stresses worker safety http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-farm-fatality-summary-shows-positive-trends,-stresses-worker-safety.html Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. The annual observance has taken place during the third week of September since 1944. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-farm-fatality-summary-shows-positive-trends,-stresses-worker-safety.html Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:00:00 EDT Purdue to boost climate-smart forestry practices among private landowners http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-to-boost-climate-smart-forestry-practices-among-private-landowners.html Purdue University has received $12 million of a $35 million project led by the American Forestry Foundation and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities to help family forest owners practice climate-smart forestry in Indiana and eight other states throughout the eastern half of the U.S. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-to-boost-climate-smart-forestry-practices-among-private-landowners.html Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:00:00 EDT Purdue welcomes 11 faculty through cluster hire effort in public health and health equity; advances goal to further diversify campus http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-welcomes-11-faculty-through-cluster-hire-effort-in-public-health-and-health-equity-advances-goal-to-further-diversify-campus.html A strategic hiring effort to expand Purdue University’s focus in public health and health equity while diversifying the racial makeup of its faculty has reached a major milestone, with 11 new faculty starting their Boilermaker academic careers this fall. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-welcomes-11-faculty-through-cluster-hire-effort-in-public-health-and-health-equity-advances-goal-to-further-diversify-campus.html Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/livestock-producers-invited-to-purdue-fencing-school.html Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic fence construction and design, including permanent fencing types, brace construction, fence installation, http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/livestock-producers-invited-to-purdue-fencing-school.html Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00:00 EDT Assessing global biodiversity with ears to the ground, NASA eyes in the sky http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/assessing-global-biodiversity-with-ears-to-the-ground,-nasa-eyes-in-the-sky.html Purdue University professor Bryan Pijanowski’s research team will be working in some wild and remote places around the globe in the coming year. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/assessing-global-biodiversity-with-ears-to-the-ground,-nasa-eyes-in-the-sky.html Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT Political divide affects American views on food inflation http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/political-divide-affects-american-views-on-food-inflation.html Personal politics influences consumer perceptions of food inflation, with liberals estimating the increases at about three to four percentage points below conservatives, according to the monthly Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/political-divide-affects-american-views-on-food-inflation.html Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue College of Agriculture and Arizona State University to co-host Cold Case Symposium http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-college-of-agriculture-and-arizona-state-university-to-co-host-cold-case-symposium.html The Purdue College of Agriculture’s Department of Entomology is partnering with Arizona State University to co-host the inaugural Cold Case Symposium, an in-person and online event that will spotlight America’s cold case crisis. The symposium will take place Sept. 23, during National Forensic Science Week. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-college-of-agriculture-and-arizona-state-university-to-co-host-cold-case-symposium.html Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT Farmer sentiment improves, but farmers still concerned about rising costs and inflation http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/farmer-sentiment-improves,-but-farmers-still-concerned-about-rising-costs-and-inflation.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 14 points in August to a reading of 117. The rise in the overall measure of agricultural producer sentiment was driven by increases in both the Index of Current Conditions, which rose 9 points to 118, and the Index of Future Expectations, which climbed 16 points to 116. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted Aug. 15-19, after The U.S. Department of Agriculture released both the August Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/farmer-sentiment-improves,-but-farmers-still-concerned-about-rising-costs-and-inflation.html Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT New website places gardening solutions at users’ fingertips, regardless of thumb color http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/new-website-places-gardening-solutions-at-users-fingertips,-regardless-of-thumb-color.html Purdue Extension’s latest mobile website, can help gardeners make sure they’re never again caught with their plants down. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/new-website-places-gardening-solutions-at-users-fingertips,-regardless-of-thumb-color.html Thu, 01 Sep 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue, Notre Dame and Indiana universities join CDC Midwest Center’s effort against disease-bearing ticks and mosquitoes http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue,-notre-dame-and-indiana-universities-join-cdc-midwest-centers-effort-against-disease-bearing-ticks-and-mosquitoes.html Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame have joined the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases. The $10 million Midwest center, led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is funded for five years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue,-notre-dame-and-indiana-universities-join-cdc-midwest-centers-effort-against-disease-bearing-ticks-and-mosquitoes.html Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue University launches interdisciplinary, online Master of Science in Applied Geospatial Analytics http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-university-launches-interdisciplinary,-online-master-of-science-in-applied-geospatial-analytics.html To meet growing global demand for food production driven by a rising population, farmers and other agriculturalists are turning to data science to drive the next agricultural revolution. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-university-launches-interdisciplinary,-online-master-of-science-in-applied-geospatial-analytics.html Mon, 29 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue agriculture experts provide insights into global food and economic security crises http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-experts-provide-insights-into-global-food-and-economic-security-crises.html With the war in Ukraine entering its seventh month and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still being experienced, growing challenges threaten the world’s economic and food security. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-experts-provide-insights-into-global-food-and-economic-security-crises.html Thu, 25 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT ISA Hoosier Sheep Symposium open for registration http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/isa-hoosier-sheep-symposium-open-for-registration.html Purdue Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program is sponsoring, in part, the Indiana Sheep Association’s annual symposium Sept. 17 at Shipshewana Auction Restaurant at 345 Van Buren St. The program features sheep professionals, educational sessions for producers and others in the state’s sheep industry. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/isa-hoosier-sheep-symposium-open-for-registration.html Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Agriculture launches interactive dashboard to track meat sentiment in news and social media http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-launches-interactive-dashboard-to-track-meat-sentiment-in-news-and-social-media.html Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability has added a meat sentiment dashboard to its roster of free-access food system dashboards. The new dashboard, updated weekly, shows the sentiment and volume of meat and meat alternative mentions in social media and online news. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-launches-interactive-dashboard-to-track-meat-sentiment-in-news-and-social-media.html Thu, 18 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Invasive spotted lanternfly now in northern Indiana http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/invasive-spotted-lanternfly-now-in-northern-indiana.html Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/invasive-spotted-lanternfly-now-in-northern-indiana.html Thu, 18 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Registration open for Purdue Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8 http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/registration-open-for-purdue-digital-ag-showcase-on-sept.-8.html Join Purdue experts for the Digital Ag Showcase on Sept. 8 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. Participants will learn about cutting-edge research related to data-driven agriculture, see demonstrations featuring practical applications and tools that can be used on their farming operations and tour campus research facilities focused on digital agriculture. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/registration-open-for-purdue-digital-ag-showcase-on-sept.-8.html Wed, 17 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Agriculture dean appoints new agricultural sciences education and communications department head http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-dean-appoints-new-agricultural-sciences-education-and-communications-department-head.html Karen Plaut, Purdue University’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Rama Radhakrishna as head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communications. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-agriculture-dean-appoints-new-agricultural-sciences-education-and-communications-department-head.html Wed, 17 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue leads $2.7 million USDA-funded conservation partnership http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-leads-2.7-million-usda-funded-conservation-partnership.html The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $197 million for 41 locally led conservation projects through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue-leads-2.7-million-usda-funded-conservation-partnership.html Mon, 15 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Cherkauer appointed director of IWRRC http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/cherkauer-appointed-director-of-iwrrc.html Effective Sept. 1, Keith Cherkauer, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, will assume the role of director for the Indiana Water Resource Research Center. The IWRRC, one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes established under the authority of the federal Water Resources Research Act, is housed on Purdue University’s campus. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/cherkauer-appointed-director-of-iwrrc.html Mon, 15 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Indiana agriculture advocates honored for leadership, passion http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/indiana-agriculture-advocates-honored-for-leadership,-passion.html Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture recognized three Indiana agriculture leaders at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 4. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/indiana-agriculture-advocates-honored-for-leadership,-passion.html Wed, 10 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Fourth of July spreads didn't shrink, but consumers are hitting their limits with higher food prices http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/fourth-of-july-spreads-didnt-shrink,-but-consumers-are-hitting-their-limits-with-higher-food-prices.html For most Americans, higher prices at the grocery store did not impact their Fourth of July cookout, but more consumers are looking for sales and switching to generics, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/fourth-of-july-spreads-didnt-shrink,-but-consumers-are-hitting-their-limits-with-higher-food-prices.html Wed, 10 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Indiana farmland prices soar to record highs in 2022 http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-farmland-prices-soar-to-record-highs-in-2022.html The Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey suggests Indiana farmland prices grew at a record pace between June 2021 and June 2022, exceeding previous highs set in 2021. Statewide, top-quality farmland averaged $12,808 per acre, up 30.9% from the same time last year. The average per acre price of average-quality farmland similarly increased by 30.1% to $10,598. Poor quality farmland prices exhibited the largest increase of 34.0% to $8,631. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-farmland-prices-soar-to-record-highs-in-2022.html Mon, 08 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Analysis of global tree population explains baffling trends in species richness http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/analysis-of-global-tree-population-explains-baffling-trends-in-species-richness.html Local species richness, the number of species that coexist in a local community, is a key measure of biodiversity. Scientists have known for more than 200 years that large numbers of local species live near the equator, then decline toward the middle and higher latitudes. However, why local species richness differs from place to place remains largely unknown. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/analysis-of-global-tree-population-explains-baffling-trends-in-species-richness.html Tue, 02 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT Slight increase in producer sentiment despite rising costs and lower crop prices http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/slight-increase-in-producer-sentiment-despite-rising-costs-and-lower-crop-prices.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose 6 points in July to a reading of 103. Producers were somewhat more optimistic about both current and future economic conditions on their farms when compared to June. The Index of Current Conditions rose 10 points to a reading of 109, and the Index of Future Expectations rose 4 points to a reading of 100. Although all three indices rose this month, they were still 23% to 24% lower than a year earlier. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted July 11-15. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/slight-increase-in-producer-sentiment-despite-rising-costs-and-lower-crop-prices.html Mon, 01 Aug 2022 00:00:00 EDT 2022 Hovde Award nominees sought http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/2022-hovde-award-nominees-sought.html Purdue University is accepting nominations for the 2022 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, which is given annually to a member of Purdue University's faculty or staff who has displayed outstanding educational service to rural Indiana. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/2022-hovde-award-nominees-sought.html Tue, 26 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT Indiana Forage Council hosts inaugural Hoosier Hay Contest http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-forage-council-hosts-inaugural-hoosier-hay-contest.html The Indiana Forage Council (IFC), with assistance from Purdue Extension and SureTech Laboratories, is hosting a contest for Indiana producers who will harvest forage for hay or baleage for the 2022 hay season. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-forage-council-hosts-inaugural-hoosier-hay-contest.html Thu, 21 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT Register to attend upcoming small farm educational field day http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/register-to-attend-upcoming-small-farm-educational-field-day.html Connect with other small farmers at the Small Farm Education Field Day on July 29, presented by the Purdue Student Farm and the Purdue University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/register-to-attend-upcoming-small-farm-educational-field-day.html Wed, 13 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT The generational divide shows in our food system, too http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/the-generational-divide-shows-in-our-food-system,-too.html Gen Z households are struggling more to put food on the table compared to those of Millennials, Gen X and Boomers, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/the-generational-divide-shows-in-our-food-system,-too.html Tue, 12 Jul 2022 13:00:00 EDT Purdue, U.S. Forest Service launch new, improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue,-u.s.-forest-service-launch-new,-improved-alien-forest-pest-explorer.html Purdue University and the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday (July 12) announced the new and improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer interactive web tool. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/purdue,-u.s.-forest-service-launch-new,-improved-alien-forest-pest-explorer.html Tue, 12 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT Indiana 4-H alumna selected to serve on National 4-H Council Committee http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-4-h-alumna-selected-to-serve-on-national-4-h-council-committee.html Madison (Maddie) Powell, a 10-year Indiana 4-H alumna from Tipton, Indiana, is a newly elected member of the National 4-H Council’s Young Alumni Advisory Committee (YAAC). She is one of 11 young 4-H alumni selected to ensure youth voices are heard and incorporated in decisions made by the National 4-H Council and its board of trustees. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/indiana-4-h-alumna-selected-to-serve-on-national-4-h-council-committee.html Mon, 11 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT Registration open for Purdue Fruit, Vegetable, Hemp Field Day http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/registration-open-for-purdue-fruit,-vegetable,-hemp-field-day.html Purdue specialists invite small- and large-operation farmers and growers to attend the Purdue Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day on July 21, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Meigs Purdue Ag Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/registration-open-for-purdue-fruit,-vegetable,-hemp-field-day.html Tue, 05 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT Farmer sentiment remains weak, crop producers contemplating acreage shifts in 2023 http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/farmer-sentiment-remains-weak,-crop-producers-contemplating-acreage-shifts-in-2023.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer continued to slide in June, down 2 points to a reading of 97. Producers’ expectations for the future also weakened. The Index of Future Expectations fell 5 points to a reading of 96, marking the lowest level for the index since October 2016. Meanwhile, producers were slightly more optimistic regarding current conditions; the Index of Current Conditions improved 5 points to a reading of 99. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted June 13-17. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q3/farmer-sentiment-remains-weak,-crop-producers-contemplating-acreage-shifts-in-2023.html Mon, 27 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EDT Free Purdue weed science field day for farmers http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/free-purdue-weed-science-field-day-for-farmers.html Join Purdue experts for the Purdue Weed Science field day on June 30 at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center (TPAC). Participants will learn about current weed science research, tour research plots, network with industry professionals and meet Purdue graduate students. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/free-purdue-weed-science-field-day-for-farmers.html Mon, 13 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Tipton and Clinton farms http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-farm-management-tour-to-visit-tipton-and-clinton-farms.html Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to help ensure a successful transition of your operation to the next generation and more at the annual Purdue Farm Management Tour, July 19-20. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-farm-management-tour-to-visit-tipton-and-clinton-farms.html Wed, 08 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EDT Report shows differences in food insecurity, sustainable food purchasing between racial and ethnic groups http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/report-shows-differences-in-food-insecurity,-sustainable-food-purchasing-between-racial-and-ethnic-groups.html Black and Hispanic consumers are somewhat more likely to check food labels and much more likely to face food insecurity, according to the Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/report-shows-differences-in-food-insecurity,-sustainable-food-purchasing-between-racial-and-ethnic-groups.html Tue, 07 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EDT Farmer sentiment plummets as production costs skyrocket http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/farmer-sentiment-plummets-as-production-costs-skyrocket.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped to its lowest level since April 2020, down 22 points in May to a reading of 99. Agricultural producers’ perceptions regarding current conditions on their farms, as well as their future expectations, both weakened this month. The Index of Current Conditions dipped 26 points to a reading of 94, and the Index of Future Expectations fell 21 points to a reading of 101. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted May 16-20. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/farmer-sentiment-plummets-as-production-costs-skyrocket.html Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:00:00 EDT Integration leads to leap in tech for forest inventory, management http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/integration-leads-to-leap-in-tech-for-forest-inventory,-management.html Through integration of aerial and ground-based mobile mapping sensors and systems, a team of Purdue digital forestry researchers has used advanced technology to locate, count and measure over a thousand trees in a matter of hours. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/integration-leads-to-leap-in-tech-for-forest-inventory,-management.html Fri, 03 Jun 2022 00:00:00 EDT Livestock producers invited to Purdue Fencing School http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/livestock-producers-invited-to-purdue-fencing-school.html Livestock producers are invited to learn about the latest fencing techniques at the Purdue Fencing School. Topics to be covered include basic fence construction and design, including permanent fencing types, brace construction, fence installation, portable fence options, energizer sizing, and installation and Indiana fence laws and regulations. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/livestock-producers-invited-to-purdue-fencing-school.html Tue, 31 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT World Bank, European Parliament seek insight from Purdue global trade expert on impact of the war in Ukraine http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/world-bank,-european-parliament-seek-insight-from-purdue-global-trade-expert-on-impact-of-the-war-in-ukraine.html Maksym Chepeliev began his career focused on global trade and a pathway to alternative energy when environmental concerns dominated the conversation. In February, Russia invaded his home country of Ukraine, and his life changed. His work and expertise took on new importance, informing energy sanctions and the potential economic impacts of the war. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/world-bank,-european-parliament-seek-insight-from-purdue-global-trade-expert-on-impact-of-the-war-in-ukraine.html Wed, 25 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Satellite remote sensing could predict spotted lanternfly spread http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/satellite-remote-sensing-could-predict-spotted-lanternfly-spread.html Like a stylish secret agent, the spotted lanternfly has a striking appearance, but it is shrouded in mystery. Its movements are stealthy and devastating. And like something out of a suspense novel, a skilled team is using satellite technology to stay one step ahead of it. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/satellite-remote-sensing-could-predict-spotted-lanternfly-spread.html Mon, 16 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Eight receive Certificate of Distinction from Purdue Ag Alumni Association http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/eight-receive-certificate-of-distinction-from-purdue-ag-alumni-association.html Eight leaders from across the fields of agriculture were recognized with the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association’s highest honor – the Certificate of Distinction –during the Ag Alumni Fish Fry in April. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/eight-receive-certificate-of-distinction-from-purdue-ag-alumni-association.html Wed, 11 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Urban-rural food satisfaction, food security gaps show in new report http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/urban-rural-food-satisfaction,-food-security-gaps-show-in-new-report.html People living in urban and rural areas share many of the same concerns about food prices and availability - including the impact of recent bird flu outbreaks. However, differences remain in food insecurity and diet satisfaction, according to the monthly Consumer Food Insights Report. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/urban-rural-food-satisfaction,-food-security-gaps-show-in-new-report.html Tue, 10 May 2022 16:00:00 EDT Purdue faculty and staff collaborate on $15 million USAID project in Peru http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-faculty-and-staff-collaborate-on-15-million-usaid-project-in-peru.html The Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), associated with Oklahoma, Utah State and Purdue universities, the Alliance Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), have launched the PERU-Hub project. This $15 million grant-funded effort will improve the economic conditions of farmers in the Huallaga Valley by building a base of knowledge in tropical agriculture and technology transfer. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-faculty-and-staff-collaborate-on-15-million-usaid-project-in-peru.html Mon, 09 May 2022 13:00:00 EDT Purdue biochemistry professor Clint Chapple named to National Academy of Sciences http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-biochemistry-professor-clint-chapple-named-to-national-academy-of-sciences.html Clint Chapple, distinguished professor in the Purdue University College of Agriculture’s Department of Biochemistry, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. NAS membership recognizes achievement in original research and is widely regarded as one of the highest honors in science and technology. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-biochemistry-professor-clint-chapple-named-to-national-academy-of-sciences.html Mon, 09 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Discover home food preservation with Purdue Extension http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/discover-home-food-preservation-with-purdue-extension.html Home canners are encouraged to join Purdue Extension for the Mastering Home Food Preservation training this summer at Purdue University. Instructors will teach procedures recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for home food preservation, provide valuable resources and take-home projects for participants. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/discover-home-food-preservation-with-purdue-extension.html Wed, 04 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue to host agronomic scouting training for interns http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-to-host-agronomic-scouting-training-for-interns.html Interns at agricultural companies are invited to attend a Field Scout Intern Training event hosted by the Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center. The instructors will teach the basics of agronomic scouting and relevant practices in agriculture. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-to-host-agronomic-scouting-training-for-interns.html Tue, 03 May 2022 00:00:00 EDT Producer sentiment improves with strengthened commodity prices, but high cost inflation worries farmers http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/producer-sentiment-improves-with-strengthened-commodity-prices,-but-high-cost-inflation-worries-farmers.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April, up 8 points to a reading of 121; however, it remains 32% below its reading from the same time last year. Producers’ perspective on current conditions and future expectations saw an uptick over the past month. The Index of Current Conditions improved 7 points to a reading of 120, and the Index of Future Expectations improved 9 points to a reading of 122. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted April 18-22 http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/producer-sentiment-improves-with-strengthened-commodity-prices,-but-high-cost-inflation-worries-farmers.html Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Jerome Adams, Purdue Presidential Fellow and former US surgeon general, media availability April 30 at Fairgrounds http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/jerome-adams,-purdue-presidential-fellow-and-former-us-surgeon-general,-media-availability-april-30-at-fairgrounds.html Lack of access to health care and good nutrition, major issues with substance abuse, and inadequate broadband and education in rural America are causing many people to struggle with getting and staying healthy. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/jerome-adams,-purdue-presidential-fellow-and-former-us-surgeon-general,-media-availability-april-30-at-fairgrounds.html Fri, 22 Apr 2022 11:00:00 EDT Undergraduate students conduct hands-on research: Soil-dwelling bacteriophages may hold the future of medicine, honor President Daniels http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/undergraduate-students-conduct-hands-on-research-soil-dwelling-bacteriophages-may-hold-the-future-of-medicine,-honor-president-daniels.html At Purdue, undergraduates get to get their hands dirty in the lab. Metaphorically, of course – their hands and labs are clean, but their understanding of the in-depth complexities of the research process as an organic and opportunistic process is richly rooted in lived experience. Even during the pandemic, students and their professors adapted to ensure that students continued to get hands-on practice, discovering new, potentially therapeutic viruses – including one light-heartedly named for President Mitch Daniels. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/undergraduate-students-conduct-hands-on-research-soil-dwelling-bacteriophages-may-hold-the-future-of-medicine,-honor-president-daniels.html Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/policy-opinions-revealed-in-consumer-food-insights-report.html As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of specific policies and how opinions differ depending on a consumer’s income. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/policy-opinions-revealed-in-consumer-food-insights-report.html Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Agriculture experts suggest thinking twice before purchasing Easter pets http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-agriculture-experts-suggest-thinking-twice-before-purchasing-easter-pets.html Dating back centuries as a sign of fertility and new life, chicks and rabbits have been identified with Easter and spring décor, making their seasonal arrival in most farm supply stores a tempting purchase. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-agriculture-experts-suggest-thinking-twice-before-purchasing-easter-pets.html Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Ag Economy Barometer slides lower, producers concerned about war’s impact on input prices http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/ag-economy-barometer-slides-lower,-producers-concerned-about-wars-impact-on-input-prices.html The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, down 12 points from February and 36% lower than March 2021, marking the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020, the early days of the pandemic. The decline was driven by producers’ weaker perceptions of both current conditions in the agricultural economy and expectations for the future. The Index of Current Conditions declined 19 points to 113, down 44% from March 2021, and the Index of Future Expectations declined 9 points to 113, down 31% from the same time last year. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted March 14-18. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/ag-economy-barometer-slides-lower,-producers-concerned-about-wars-impact-on-input-prices.html Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue Extension releases Indiana renewable energy survey results http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-extension-releases-indiana-renewable-energy-survey-results.html Indiana communities are facing complex land-use planning decisions, specifically in regard to renewable energy. To assist communities, Purdue Extension, through support from Hoosiers for Renewables and Indiana Farm Bureau, released a comprehensive study on land-use regulations for wind and solar renewable energy along with county snapshots. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/purdue-extension-releases-indiana-renewable-energy-survey-results.html Mon, 04 Apr 2022 00:00:00 EDT Impact of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on biofuels production shown in study http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/impact-of-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs-on-biofuels-production-shown-in-study.html Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q2/impact-of-renewable-fuel-standard-rfs-on-biofuels-production-shown-in-study.html Thu, 31 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue receives over $2.8 million in USDA/NIFA funding for National AgrAbility, Indiana AgrAbility projects http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-receives-over-2.8-million-in-usdanifa-funding-for-national-agrability,-indiana-agrability-projects.html The Agricultural and Biological Engineering AgrAbility Program at Purdue University has received $2,124,000 in funding for the National AgrAbility Project and $720,000 for the Indiana AgrAbility Project from the United States Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-receives-over-2.8-million-in-usdanifa-funding-for-national-agrability,-indiana-agrability-projects.html Thu, 31 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT This year’s Spring Fest offers family-friendly, hands-on activities http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/this-years-spring-fest-offers-family-friendly,-hands-on-activities.html Cricket flinging, cheese- making and an equine treadmill demonstration are a few of many activities awaiting attendees at the annual Purdue College of Agriculture’s Spring Fest on April 9. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/this-years-spring-fest-offers-family-friendly,-hands-on-activities.html Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT Former ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture to visit Purdue campus http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/former-ambassador-to-the-united-nations-agencies-for-food-and-agriculture-to-visit-purdue-campus.html Kip Tom, former ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, will visit Purdue University on April 5. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/former-ambassador-to-the-united-nations-agencies-for-food-and-agriculture-to-visit-purdue-campus.html Tue, 29 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT Agricultural Biological Engineering program earns top ranking http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/agricultural-biological-engineering-program-earns-top-ranking.html Purdue University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Graduate Program is again ranked No. 1 in its category in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools, released Tuesday (March 29). The ABE graduate and undergraduate programs have consistently received top ranking over the last decade. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/agricultural-biological-engineering-program-earns-top-ranking.html Wed, 23 Mar 2022 15:30:00 EDT Purdue Canine Care Certification is changing hearts and minds about what we owe to dogs http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-canine-care-certification-is-changing-hearts-and-minds-about-what-we-owe-to-dogs.html The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has achieved a milestone in animal welfare by approving its first 100 Canine Care Certified (CCC) dog breeders. Purdue’s CCC program, which sets rigorous science-based and expert-reviewed requirements for breeders, is positioned to become the gold standard for canine welfare assurance. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-canine-care-certification-is-changing-hearts-and-minds-about-what-we-owe-to-dogs.html Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT Purdue capitalizes on state legislature’s investment with 2022 AgSEED grants http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-capitalizes-on-state-legislatures-investment-with-2022-agseed-grants.html The Purdue University College of Agriculture has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to support 15 research projects designed to advance Indiana’s leadership in plant and animal agriculture, human health and rural development. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-capitalizes-on-state-legislatures-investment-with-2022-agseed-grants.html Mon, 21 Mar 2022 09:00:00 EDT New and improved cherry flavor courtesy of the petunia flower http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/new-and-improved-cherry-flavor-courtesy-of-the-petunia-flower.html That cherry flavor you enjoy in candy and soda is likely a combination of aromatic and flavor compounds discovered through the study of plants in laboratories far from cherry trees. It and the sweet scent of your almond extract may actually be courtesy of a petunia flower. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/new-and-improved-cherry-flavor-courtesy-of-the-petunia-flower.html Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EDT Sheep checkoff calls for nominations, approves projects http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/sheep-checkoff-calls-for-nominations,-approves-projects.html At their latest meeting, the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council (IN Sand W) approved three new projects to fund during the spring and summer seasons. Additionally, the council is asking for nominations of individuals for board positions of districts 1, 4 and 7. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/sheep-checkoff-calls-for-nominations,-approves-projects.html Wed, 09 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EST Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/consumer-food-insights-report-details-consumer-reaction-to-inflation.html Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to this month’s Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/consumer-food-insights-report-details-consumer-reaction-to-inflation.html Tue, 08 Mar 2022 12:00:00 EST A night and day difference: Circadian clock may protect aging eyes http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/a-night-and-day-difference-circadian-clock-may-protect-aging-eyes.html While bright light helps us see better, our eyes need darkness for better vision. Light breaks down the sensitive machinery of our eyes every day, and during the darkness of night, key pieces are rebuilt. The clock of our circadian rhythms runs this process, and researchers have found that if the clock is disrupted, our eyes may be at greater risk of retinal degeneration as we age. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/a-night-and-day-difference-circadian-clock-may-protect-aging-eyes.html Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EST Bestselling author and expert in economics field research to deliver James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/best-selling-author-and-expert-in-economics-field-research-to-deliver-james-c.-snyder-memorial-lecture.html John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, will be the guest speaker for Purdue University’s 47th annual James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/best-selling-author-and-expert-in-economics-field-research-to-deliver-james-c.-snyder-memorial-lecture.html Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:00:00 EST Purdue professor receives $1M grant for pursuit of African swine fever rapid test http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-professor-receives-1m-grant-for-pursuit-of-african-swine-fever-rapid-test.html African swine fever, a highly contagious swine disease, is in the Dominican Republic. The disease does not infect people, but it can wipe out pork production in a region. Quick identification and containment are key to stopping its spread, and a team of Purdue University researchers are developing a rapid, pen-side test for the disease. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-professor-receives-1m-grant-for-pursuit-of-african-swine-fever-rapid-test.html Tue, 01 Mar 2022 00:00:00 EST Farmer sentiment rises during commodity price rally; concern over production costs remains http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/farmer-sentiment-rises-during-commodity-price-rally-concern-over-production-costs-remains.html Farmer sentiment continues to fluctuate month-to-month as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points to a reading of 125 in February, a mirror image of the previous month. The Index of Current Conditions was down 1 point to a reading of 132, while the Index of Future Expectations improved 10 points to a reading of 112. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted Feb. 14-18, days before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/farmer-sentiment-rises-during-commodity-price-rally-concern-over-production-costs-remains.html Thu, 24 Feb 2022 00:00:00 EST Purdue centers to host micro-course focused on consumer-driven changes http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-centers-to-host-micro-course-focused-on-consumer-driven-changes.html Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will partner with the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science to host the Consumer-Driven Changes in Ag Market Channels Micro-Course online on April 6. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-centers-to-host-micro-course-focused-on-consumer-driven-changes.html Thu, 24 Feb 2022 00:00:00 EST Purdue invention to improve health and welfare of farrowing sows is licensed to Canadian company http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-invention-to-improve-health-and-welfare-of-farrowing-sows-is-licensed-to-canadian-company.html A patented Purdue University invention designed to cool sows and lower their respiration rate while farrowing has been licensed to Innovative Heating Technologies for further beta testing and commercialization. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/purdue-invention-to-improve-health-and-welfare-of-farrowing-sows-is-licensed-to-canadian-company.html Tue, 22 Feb 2022 00:00:00 EST Microbiome Symposium to explore relationship between data science and the microbiome http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/microbiome-symposium-to-explore-relationship-between-data-science-and-the-microbiome.html Purdue University on May 9-11 will host the second annual Microbiome Symposium. The symposium will investigate the application of data science in the study of microbiomes and how experimental data and computational data can be leveraged to learn more about microbiome systems. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2022/Q1/microbiome-symposium-to-explore-relationship-between-data-science-and-the-microbiome.html