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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sustainable Corn Project Adapts the Midwest “Corn Belt” to Climate Change

Iowa State University is leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers from 10 land-grant universities and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service on the Sustainable Corn Project to mitigate and adapt the Midwest “Corn Belt” to climate change. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

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.