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Researchers study new uses for dairy co-products

Researchers will be studying possible new uses for dairy co-products thanks to a grant from the USDA.  The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance is awarding a total of 1.2 million dollars to six University of Wisconsin research teams.  The focus of the research is on... Read More.

UNL research team to study sustainable dairy and beef production

A research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a $5 million USDA grant to study management practices that can help lower methane emissions from livestock. Paul Kononoff, professor of animal science, says his team will research interrelationships among animal genetics, the gut... Read More.

More research is needed to study PFAS impacts to ag

The ag advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency says federal and state agencies coming together to support farmers impacted by PFAS,  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or forever chemical contamination. Rod Snyder tells Brownfield research is ongoing to better understand plant and animal uptake of... Read More.

Study to unlock alfalfa yields

New research should help growers increase alfalfa productivity. National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance associate director Jon Dockter says the goal of the study was to identify relationships between alfalfa yields and factors like management practices and soil fertility. “To see what you can do as... Read More.

Kentucky State receives grant to fund soybean production study

Kentucky State University recently received a $600,000 grant to fund research focused on nitrogen management in soybean production.  Dr. Anuj Chiluwal, assistant professor of agronomy and project director says there is an urgent need to improve soybean seed protein concentration to make U.S. soybeans... Read More.

Soil health case study evaluates farmer economics

A nationwide study tracks the economic benefits farmers have experienced from long-term soil health management. Jeremy Peters is the CEO of the National Association of Conservation Districts. “The focus of these case studies is demonstrating that not only do the systems themselves provide multiple benefits... Read More.

Study aims to zero in on cover crop ROI

Determining the return on investment of cover crops can lead to more questions than answers.  Vincent Gauthier with the Environmental Defense Fund says they’ve been collaborating with the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota to gather data on the... Read More.

Study captures environmental impact of precision ag adoption

A new study by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers evaluates the environmental benefits of precision agriculture. Senior vice president Curt Blades tells Brownfield the report focused on widely adopted row crop production technology. “When you use technology to do your job better, whether it’s applying... Read More.