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Schumer announces funding for hemp seed bank at Cornell

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. 

Cornell to lead soil health conversation at Empire Farm Days

Cornell professor Harold Van Es and extension specialist Ryan Maher will help lead the conversation on soil health and preservation at Empire Farm Days, Aug. 6-8 in Seneca Falls, New York.

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Street smarts: Cornell paves the way for safer roads in NYS

The Cornell Local Roads Program improves New York’s roads by serving the 1,500 village, town and county officials who maintain them, with workshops, technical assistance and up-to-date best practices.

Workshop fuels discussion about biochar, NYS climate goals

Cornell and the Atkinson Center helped organize a workshop, “Helping NYS address its climate goals through thermochemical conversion,” on July 16 to develop opportunities for New York to meet its climate goals.

Cornell announces $54M from NSF for new CHESS subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, or CHESS, has been awarded $54 million from the National Science Foundation for a new subfacility, the Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences at CHESS.

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water

A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can save 40% of the water consumed by traditional irrigation strategies, according to new Cornell research.

Nice catch: Cornell scientists net 139-pound Oneida Lake sturgeon

Researchers from the Cornell Biological Field Station, caught, tagged and released a 139-pound lake sturgeon – possibly the largest fish ever caught on that lake.

4-H’ers prepare ‘rusty’ experiment for space station

Five students from Watertown’s Wiley Intermediate School 4-H after-school program will watch their experiment soar from Cape Canaveral on July 21 to the International Space Station. 

Farmworker initiatives earn community engagement honor

Cornell is a regional winner of the 2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards, given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.