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Agriculture News

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Incentive programs doubled cover crop use by farmers

A survey of farmers in four Northeast states, including New York, found that incentive payments encouraged participants to plant twice as many acres of cover crops as they did prior to receiving funds – a change that can both improve their farms...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
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Academic focus: Food security, environmental sustainability and climate change. Research summary: My research examines judgment and decision making related to agricultural sustainability, environmental change and food security. Drawing on the...
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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The 20 finalist startups battling for $3 million in prize money in the fifth annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition were selected from more than 320 applicants, including 81 entries from New York state.

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Samuel Wallace is a senior studying agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University. He joined Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) as an intern this summer. Read about the focus of Wallace’s internship and discover...
  • Animal Science
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Tom Vilsack, the U.S. secretary of agriculture, talks with Professor Johannes Lehmann, in an industrial facility.


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Sept. 6 to discuss programs focused on empowering farmers and finding new climate solutions that are equitable and science-based.

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change

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Food Security in India: Issues and Concerns
Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2023 Seminar Series Abstract The paradox of food security in the Indian subcontinent is of massive expansion in the production of food grain resulting in large food stocks of almost 60 million tonnes, on...
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
  • Agriculture


CoE Coffee, Coaching & Connections, presented by the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech, is a monthly series highlighting industry and academic leaders addressing essential topics for food, beverage...
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Cornell AgriTech
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Join Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, on the Arts Quad to learn more about agriculture! Experience student groups, research labs, and agricultural outreach organizations representing a wide array of opportunities and careers in...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • Animals