Hale Ann Tufan, adjunct assistant professor in CALS and a leading advocate for gender equality as a central tenet of crop improvement, has won the 2019 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.
Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.
Cornell has the only comprehensive berry team in the Northeast, combining expertise in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, agricultural economics, berry breeding and management for the benefit of New York state's $20 million berry industry.
Cathy Kling, professor in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two projects, funded by the USDA, that will evaluate the economic impact agricultural pollution has on rural communities in the Midwest.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Aug. 2 announced $500,000 in funding for the USDA establish the first industrial hemp seed bank in the U.S., co-located at Cornell AgriTech, which will be used to breed and study new hemp cultivars.