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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Gene in Wild Lettuce Allows for Germination at Higher Temperatures

Researchers at the University of California-Davis identified a gene in wild lettuce that allows for germination at higher temperatures and transferred that gene into commercial lettuce. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Precipitation and Temperature Variations Affect Soybean Yield Gain

Researchers have determined that precipitation and temperature variations over the past 20 years have suppressed the U.S. average soybean yield gain by about 30 percent, representing a loss to the industry of $11 billion nationally. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Grazing Beef Cattle Wear GPS Tracking-Equipped Collars

Wearing collars equipped with GPS tracking devices, grazing beef cattle are part of a Kansas State University study tracking beef production vulnerability across the southern Great Plains. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Scientists have discovered a way to remove up to 98 percent of the allergens from peanuts. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment

Researchers from 22 organizations are working on a NIFA-funded AFRI-CAP grant, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), one of seven regional bioenergy CAP grants, to convert wood waste to renewable aviation fuel. Wood waste includes logging residues that would otherwise end up in landfills. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.