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October 31, 2013
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The People’s Choice: Americans Would Pay to Help Monarch Butterflies

Americans place high value on butterfly royalty. A recent study suggests they are willing to support monarch butterfly conservation at high levels, up to about 6 ½ billion dollars if extrapolated to all U.S. households. If even a small percentage … Continue reading

October 13, 2013
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First Step to Reduce Plant Need for Nitrogen Fertilizer Uncovered in Science Study

MU scientists say discovery could save farmers billions and protect the environment. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Nitrogen fertilizer costs U.S. farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams, damaging the delicate water … Continue reading

May 12, 2013
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Reaching more farmers

Since its inception in 1909, University of Minnesota Extension has worked with farmers to find solutions to their biggest challenges. And, since we all eat—our biggest challenges. For the past 25 years, Extension has shared the U’s expertise by educating … Continue reading

August 17, 2012
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MU Researchers Work to Further Biofuel Production without Increasing Food Prices

COLUMBIA, Mo. – America is looking for more biofuel through the use of crops such as corn and soybeans, but concerns about higher food prices persist when land for biofuel displaces land for food crops. Now, researchers at the University … Continue reading

April 5, 2012
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Soy and Menopause

*Large-scale study finds soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause* In the most comprehensive study to date to examine the effects of soy on menopause, researchers have found that two daily servings of soy can reduce the frequency and severity … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
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A Tailored Pair of Genes

*For ancient plants, two genes were definitely better than one* In the wake of the disaster that killed the dinosaurs, the ancestors of today’s crop plants reinvented themselves. They doubled their genomes, and in that single act set the stage … Continue reading

November 21, 2011
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UTM Study Raises Questions About When and Where Soybeans Were Domesticated

If you like tofu, tempeh, edamame or miso soup, you’re a fan of soybeans. But the significance of this legume goes far beyond a few culinary treats — soybeans rank seventh among world crops for tonnage harvested. Now, a new … Continue reading