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Agricultural economists study how moral hazard affects crop insurance

November 28, 2019

Lincoln, Neb. — New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance.

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Nebraska hosts annual meeting of nationwide agricultural experiment station leaders

October 9, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Agricultural Research Division at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted the annual meeting of agricultural experiment station leaders from across the country Oct. 1-3 in Lincoln.

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IANR researchers continue to showcase their grit

October 2, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to see success in securing external funds for research efforts despite an increasingly competitive funding environment. In the past five fiscal years, IANR has received 45 separate awards of more than $1 million to support new and continuing projects.

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International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

August 27, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Decades after scientists discovered hundreds of different fatty acids in vegetable oils, two that had managed to elude detection have finally revealed themselves to a team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Huazhong Agricultural University in China.

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Tripsacum, a member of the most closely related genus to maize produces only one type of flower structure, with male flowers at the top and female flowers at the base
Husker research to explore the emergence of specialized body parts, plants

August 21, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — New research conducted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s James Schnable will use corn to test the idea that the emergence of specialized body parts occurs through whole genome duplication.

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Nebraska partners to fight antimicrobial resistance

July 26, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will help lead a new national institute addressing antimicrobial resistance, an increasingly urgent global public health concern, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announced July 26.

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Husker-led research team to examine irrigation's role in precipitation

July 17, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — A national team led by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is studying potential links among irrigation, cloud formation and rainfall.

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Study: Food fraud spoils value for all

June 27, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Emerging research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows food fraud can have industrywide impacts, beyond just consumers.

Nebraska agriculture economists Syed Imran Ali Meerza and Christopher Gustafson tracked how an incident of fraudulent activity changed consumer behavior toward all extra-virgin olive oil brands.

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115 years of data reveal longer U.S. growing season, temp trends

June 29, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — The past century of climate change has extended the average U.S. growing season by nearly two weeks but driven annual buildups of yield-stifling heat in the West and Northeast, says new research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Research explores benefits of manure and cedar mulch

June 27, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will conduct a project transforming manure and cedar mulch from waste to worth. The project is funded by a $132,663 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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