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  • Posted on November 20, 2013
    Peru: Potato Exchange Benefits Peruvians

    Peru, farmers hedge their bets. Located 12,000 feet above sea level, on the side of an Andean mountain, Puno has a growing season that’s short, cool and prone to frost.

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    Kenya: Certified Seed Potatoes for Kenya

    When scientists in Kenya needed help developing a certification program for seed potatoes, a CALS plant pathologist stepped up to the task. The new program […]

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    Five things everyone should know about … Industrial Hemp

    1. It’s a booming industry.  The American hemp industry generates sales of $450 million a year, according to the Hemp Industries Association—about a quarter from […]

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    The Value of GMOs

    A long-term study sheds light—and numbers—on benefits to farmers

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    West Africa: “Highway Robbery” Has Far-Reaching Costs

    In the busy port town of Tema, Ghana, the driver of a tanker truck of gasoline northbound for Bamako, Mali, loads a few dozen pineapples […]

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    Five things everyone should know about… Hazelnuts

    1   They’re crazy nutritious and gluten-free. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamins (particularly vitamin E and B-complex groups of vitamins, including folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin) as […]

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    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on October 12, 2012
    Coping with the Climate

    For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.

  • Posted on February 26, 2012
    Five things everyone should know about . . . Hops

    1. Wisconsin was once the nation’s largest producer of hops. The 1860s saw “an unbounded zeal” in Wisconsin hop production, according to the Milwaukee Sentinel […]

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    Keep on Farming

    A CALS partnership helps growers do their work even after serious injury

  • Posted on February 24, 2012
    Growing Future Farmers

    A booming population means more mouths to feed—and more farmers needed to feed them. A number of CALS programs focus on bringing new farmers into the field.

  • Posted on October 13, 2011