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A team of extension educators are working in northern New York to promote local foods by organizing a conference, workshop, symposium, calendar and 'Meet the Farmer' dinners. (March 2, 2010)

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The sequenced genome helps researchers better understand the biology of the aphid, which may allow them to design new strategies to control these pests. (Feb. 23, 2010)

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Cornell students affiliated with the Immigrant Farmworker Initiative visit farms to teach these workers English. They also work on campus to raise awareness about farmworker issues.

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Leon Kochian and colleagues have cloned a unique sorghum gene that is being used to develop sorghum lines that can withstand toxic levels of aluminum in the soil, a consequence of acidic soils. (Feb. 22, 2010)

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Events this week include: Temple Grandin; Johnson Museum events; lectures on digital privacy and foreign policy; a poetry reading; a Gallic band performance; and a Schumann recital. (Feb. 18, 2010)

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The Wayne County Growers and Processors has disbanded and has decided to donate its remaining funds - $150,000 - to Cornell to support education and research on agricultural labor. (Feb. 2, 2010)

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The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station has adopted a culture of sustainability that welcomes ideas from everyone in the organization.

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Historian Eric Tagliacozzo was one of three panelists Jan. 14 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to discuss food as a driving force of economic development. (Jan. 18, 2010)

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Andrew M. Novakovic, the E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell, has been named to a new federal Dairy Industry Advisory Committee for a two-year term. (Jan. 7, 2010)