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Northwest heat wave ‘should not have been possible’

After stifling temperatures parked over the Pacific Northwest in late June, scientists – including Cornell’s Flavio Lehner – said climate change triggered it.

Farm marketing success linked to natural, cultural assets

Farmers markets and roadside stands are more successful in communities with more nonprofits, social enterprises and creative industries, according to a new study.

To better protect food, place rodent traps near warmth, shelter

Food distribution centers can protect the food supply more effectively by setting traps near features that attract rodents, rather than a set distance apart, a new Cornell-led study found.

$10M grant funds study of dairy’s carbon footprint

The funding aims to help the U.S. dairy industry become carbon neutral while supporting farmers’ livelihoods and will measure greenhouse gas emissions at a working New York dairy.

International development scholar Phil McMichael retires

Phil McMichael, whose decades of research into equitable, sustainable, and just food systems reshaped development thinking, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.

Around Cornell

‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator in Weill Hall 10 years ago, he saw opportunity. Now, the center has enjoyed a decade of success.

Chobani Scholars program supports future NYS dairy leaders

Four undergraduates from New York state who are majoring in animal science each received $20,000 scholarships this past year through the Chobani Scholars Program, to help them achieve their dairy career ambitions across four years of study.

Cornell AgriTech launches hops breeding program

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, which will grow and develop signature New York hops varieties in support of the state’s $3.4 billion craft brewing industry.

Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.