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Stewart’s milk is New York’s cream of the crop for 2020

Cornell has awarded Stewart’s Dairy in Saratoga Springs top honors in New York state’s annual fluid milk competition, conducted on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Nanotech facility gets 5-year, $7.5M renewal from NSF

The National Science Foundation has renewed its funding for the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility with a five-year, $7.5 million grant.

Green practices can negate climate emissions on NY farms

New York agriculture has the capacity to mitigate its own greenhouse gas emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a state-funded report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Higher-ed consortium partners on renewable energy

Cornell is among 21 higher-education institutions in New York submitting a collaborative request for proposals to purchase renewable electric energy from sources built over the next 2 ½ years in New York state.

Boor tours dairy farm with Rep. Brindisi, touts ag research

New York Congressman Anthony Brindisi met Aug. 10 with farmers and agricultural thought leaders – including Kathryn Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – for a tour of E-Z Acres dairy farm in Homer.

Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims

In flood-prone areas of the Hudson River valley in New York state, census areas with more white and affluent home owners tend to file a higher percentage of flood insurance claims than lower-income, minority residents, according to a new study. 

In podcast, outgoing CALS dean reflects, ponders trends

Dean Kathryn Boor is leaving College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. But first, she joins Cornell Cooperative Extension's "Extension Out Loud" podcast to reflect on her decade-long tenure and the evolution of agriculture, research and outreach.

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Report fosters ag industry climate-change tracking

Cornell’s Art DeGaetano is one of nine scientists to co-author a USDA report to help the nation’s farmers and commercial agricultural managers reduce risk in the face of climate change.

Perovskite mineral supports solar-energy sustainability

When it comes to the future of solar energy cells, say farewell to silicon, and hello to calcium titanium oxide – the compound mineral better known as perovskite.