#Agricultural Research



10th G20 MEETING OF AGRICULTURAL CHIEF SCIENTISTS (G20 MACS) Communiqué adopted at the conclusion of the two-day G20 MACS event. As part of the meetings under the G20 Presidency of Italy, the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies organised the 10th G20 Meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists - G20 MACS on 15th and 16th June 2021, in virtual format.
AgricultureHouston Chronicle

Akima Company Awarded $26 Million Contract by USDA to Support Agricultural Research Facility

Sunik will provide operations and maintenance support services at the USDA Western Regional Research Center. Akima today announced that its subsidiary, Sunik, has been awarded a contract to provide operations and maintenance, and administrative support services at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) in Albany, California. The estimated value of the contract is $26 million over five years if all options are exercised.
Brookings, SDktwb.com

SDSU joins coalition to increase national investment in research

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO.com) A coalition of university and agriculture groups want Congress and the Biden Administration to increase funding for agricultural research. SDSU President Barry Dunn says they’ve joined the coalition, which is asking for an increase of $40 billion for that research. He says they’ve had several successful ag...
Washington, IARadio Keokuk

USDA Underscores Importance of Agricultural R&D at G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture highlighted the importance of agricultural research and development (R&D) and the need for G20 agricultural science leaders to actively advocate for science-based decision making. Agricultural science leaders from around the world convened virtually this week during the Meeting of G20 Agricultural Chief Scientists (G20 MACS) to discuss critical global agricultural science and technology issues.
Lincoln, NEunl.edu

Research Leaders Program seeks applicants, nominations

Research Leaders Program participants listen as colleagues present final research plans in Hawks Hall on March 26, 2021. The Office of Research and Economic Development is accepting nominations and applications for the Research Leaders Program. Launched in 2020, the initiative seeks to identify and develop the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s next generation of research leaders.

Almond Update: Growers Sought for Research to Combat Aflatoxins

Industry members are being sought for a grower trial looking at a means for combatting aflatoxins in almond orchards. Grower-collaborators will be provided instructions for participation and will be reimbursed for the materials used in the project. The Almond Board of California (ABC) is working to highlight the value of AF36 Prevail. The material has been proven effective in controlling aflatoxins in a variety of crops, including almonds.

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Researchers study how ‘good bacteria’ could help fight foodborne pathogens

Disease-causing bacteria like Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica could survive sanitization in beef processing facilities. Scientists and collaborators in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Center are investigating how this happens while also seeking approaches to solve the problem. E. coli O157:H7 (a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli) and...

China to strengthen basic agricultural research in seed industry

BEIJING - China will strengthen basic agricultural research in the seed industry to ensure food security and the supply of agricultural products, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) said. A series of significant achievements have been made during the country's 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) in genome analysis, the...