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Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U’s  MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.

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Conversion of grasslands to agricultural fields across Southeastern Minnesota is increasing groundwater nitrate contamination in private drinking water wells according to a new study by researchers with the University of Minnesota and the Natural Capital Project.

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Apple trees in an orchard.

May 29, 2014

The U’s apple breeding program burst onto the global scene with the release of the Honeycrisp apple in 1991. It hasn’t slowed down since.

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A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 – the farm bill – is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal legislation.

University of Minnesota Extension economist Kent Olson prepared the six-part series, which emphasizes changes in programs and rules affecting crop commodities.

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Chef Jason Champagne superimposed on collage of culinary and Chippewa symbols.

April 15, 2014

Jason Champagne aims to change Native American eating by teaching ancestral cooking traditions to children.

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A new study published in the Nutrition Journal found that the polyphenols in oats, called avenanthramides (AVE), slowed the inflammatory response to strenuous exercise and increased antioxidant defenses in women over 50. The link between inflammation and aging is a growing concern in the scientific community because of its association with the development of chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid and atherosclerosis.

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One of Minnesota’s best-known climatologists, the CEO of a large agricultural products company and a farmer who has played a key role in the state’s turfgrass industry are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

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field of wheat

100 years after the birth of its greatest alum, the U of M continues Norman Borlaug's quest to end hunger through agricultural science.

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Landscape and sky with a field of sunflowers.

Jonathan Foley wins the Heinz Award in Environment for his work on behalf of the global environment.

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Cold-hardy wine grapes developed by the University of Minnesota and private breeders since the late 1990s have generated a new and vibrant farm winery industry, pumping $401 million into the United States economy in 2011.
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