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Cornell's vital agriculture and veterinary roles stressed by N.Y.'s new senator during campus visit

In her first visit to Cornell as New York's junior U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand pledged to advocate for the university's agriculture and veterinary programs as a way of revitalizing New York state's economy. (April 8, 2009)

World food crisis is as much about ethics and prices as availability, say experts

The world food crisis may not be new, said food-policy experts speaking on campus April 3, but it is certainly growing increasingly complex in terms of water, climate, energy and cost, to name just a few factors. (April 8, 2009)

New biofuel lab focuses on turning bales into barrels

Cornell just opened its new $6 million Biofuels Research Laboratory, where Cornell scientists and students from across the university are examining sustainable and economical biofuel production. (April 1, 2009)

New method applies pesticides in nanofibers to keep chemicals on target

To prevent pesticides from drifting away and potentially posing risks to the environment, Cornell researchers have devised a solution: Apply the pesticides by encapsulating them in biodegradable nanofibers. (March 26, 2009)

New free online videos help mentor new farmers

The New York Beginning Farmer Project has just released a series of 12 online videos, 'Voices of Experience,' that are intended to mentor new farmers with advice from experienced farmers. (March 16, 2009)

Local foods: Good for your health and the economy, stresses state commissioner

'Local foods, first' is more than a new food fad. It is a high priority for Albany policymakers, said New York agriculture commissioner Patrick Hooker at a March 10 conference on campus. (March 16, 2009)

Alumnus to head Agricultural Technology Foundation

Agronomist and business strategist Daniel Fungai Mataruka, Ph.D. '92, has been appointed executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya. (March 4, 2009)

Experts to highlight bioenergy innovations at Sun Grant conference

The event will feature a bevy of speakers and will showcase the latest innovations in bioenergy research, March 10-13 in Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2009)

Course comparing Indian and U.S. agriculture helps make students and faculty 'globally relevant'

Cornell students and Indian students from four universities added to their global perspective through the International Agriculture and Rural Development field course. (Feb. 19, 2009)