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MSU to Study Precision Livestock Farming Adoption Trends in U.S. Swine Industry

Monday, March 15, 2021
Photo of piglets that are brown or black in a inclosure.

Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Animal Science researcher Janice Siegford is leading a team of researchers and extension agents recently awarded a $1 million USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant…

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MSU Named Top 10 Agriculture and Forestry College in New Report

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS,…

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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Up close image of cracked soil due to lack of water.

A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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By Design: Partnering to Develop Midwest Farming Systems of the Future

Friday, December 4, 2020
Aerial view of farm fields at Kellogg Biological Station

As farmers wrap up grain harvest across the Midwest, their eyes are on their yield monitors, tracking their farms’ performance this growing season. At Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg…

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Ask The Expert: Seasonal Economics Of Food During A Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
boxes of food piled up

Michigan State University’s Trey Malone answers questions about the economics of food in the coming months and how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect typical seasonal patterns. Malone is an assistant…

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MSU Awarded $7.8M for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi

Monday, April 22, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

Michigan State University researchers received a $7.8 million grant from the Agricultural Transformation Initiative to build an independent policy research institute in Malawi dedicated to improving the livelihoods…

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Finding Ways to Use Natural Plant Adaptations to Feed the World

Friday, February 1, 2019
Robert Van Buren

Robert VanBuren, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, explores how the mechanisms and characteristics that help plants be resilient to drought could lead to new…

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African Agrifood Systems Show Rising Youth Employment

Monday, August 1, 2016
Julie Howard

According to a new study published by Michigan State University, Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector is rapidly changing and can be a key driver of youth employment and economic…

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Bruno Basso: MSU’s 2016 Innovation of the Year

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Michigan State University’s intellectual property office, MSU Technologies, selected Bruno Basso‘s work for the Innovation of the Year Award for 2016. Basso, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences,…

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New MSU Research and Extension Facility Announced For Saginaw Valley

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Saginaw Valley Research Center for Agriculture Rendering

Thanks to more than $1 million in contributions from agriculture industry groups and Michigan businesses, Michigan State University (MSU) will soon broaden its impact in the greater Saginaw…

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