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New Cornell lab in Portland, N.Y., specializes in vines, wines

Cornell deepened its century-long commitment to western New York's wine, grape and juice industries when it opened its new $5.4 million Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, Aug. 25.

$3.2 million NSF grant trains grad students to tackle food systems and poverty problems

A new Cornell program funded by the National Science Foundation will train graduate students to use interdisciplinary approaches to tackle food systems problems that contribute to extreme poverty. (Aug. 26, 2009)

Gates grant to extend reach of ag journals in Africa

A new three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will extend TEEAL, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library, to many more college libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. (Aug. 19, 2009)

Summer scholars focus on plant disease

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station hosted 11 undergraduates from around the country in a new plant sciences program this summer. (Aug. 18, 2009)

Empire Farm Days boasts new crops, markets and methods

The 76th annual Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor agricultural fair in the Northeast, Aug. 11-13, in Seneca Falls, N.Y., featured 600 exhibits of agricultural technology and products. (Aug. 12, 2009)

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to speed up sheep breeding

Sheep naturally lamb only once a year, but Cornell researchers have identified ways to to prompt ewes to breed at younger ages and more often. (Aug. 6, 2009)

Maize findings could lead to vigorous new varieties and insights into human genetics

Two new large-scale studies report major discoveries in maize genetics that could revolutionize maize breeding and may help researchers better predict complex traits in humans. (Aug. 6, 2009)

Inaugural class of Indian agriculture students hopes to take food and plant breeding expertise home

The inaugural class of new Master of Professional Studies programs in plant breeding and food science arrived at Cornell's Ithaca campus from India's Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in early June. (July 27, 2009)

A half-century later, Cornell revisits a small Andean village

More than 50 years ago, a Cornell mission to a small village in Peru made profound changes, some good, some bad. Today, Cornell may help the community again. (July 23, 2009)