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D.C. workshop explores dimensions of new carbon economy

The Atkinson Center hosted a workshop Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., that outlined an agenda highlighting Cornell’s research strengths in support of a new carbon economy.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

Can-do: Cornell, Extension help NYS vintners test their metal

More than 300 winemakers, grape growers, distributors, marketers, educators and others attended the sixth annual B.E.V. NY conference and symposium Feb. 27-March 1.

ILR School celebrates opening of NYC headquarters

The ILR School held an opening ceremony Feb. 28 for its New York City hub, at the historic GE building at 570 Lexington Ave., which will be a center for ILR and nine other colleges and programs.

Ripple effect: Study reveals NYS apple industry’s true economic impact

Unveiling a new economic impact analysis model, a Cornell team found the state’s apple industry has a 21 percent larger economic impact than traditional models suggest.

Experts highlight NYS invasive species research in D.C.

Mark Whitmore, extension associate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on an invasive species threatening hemlock trees and ways to combat it.

Catharine Young to lead Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech

New York State Sen. Catharine Young, R-57th Dist., has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Schumer announces $68.9 million for USDA grape lab at Cornell AgriTech

After years of advocating for funding to improve the infrastructure for grape research, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Feb. 26 $68.9 million to build a new federal grape genetics research lab at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.