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Ornamental Fish Food

Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England.

Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.

CRISPR Mushrooms Coming Soon

Plant pathologist Yinong Yang at Penn State University used the versatile gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 to design a button mushroom that resists browning and may have a longer shelf life.

Robots to Replace Conventional Yield Checks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a camera-equipped vehicle that can detect fruit via automated image analysis.

Chew on This: Ruminant Research Makes for Healthier Cows and Sheep

Researchers at the University of Alaska and other land-grant institutions are investigating the factors that improve fertility among cattle and sheep.

Picky Eating Personalities

Infants with more inhibited personalities are more likely to turn up their noses at new foods, according to Pennsylvania State University (PSU) researchers. With funding from NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, the PSU team observed how infants responded to new foods and new toys throughout their first 18 months.

Check Out a Wealth of Resources at Farm Answers

Farm Answers is supported by NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), providing resources to help both new and experienced farmers and agricultural producers.

Buying Local Dairy May Have Unexpected Effects

If more Northeast consumers buy local dairy, that could have some positive and negative effects on the supply chain, according to research from Penn State and Cornell universities.

New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available

A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).

Making Organic Farms More Resilient

Researchers at Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, and Rodale Institute are evaluating the production, environmental, and economic benefits of growing cash crops in rotation with forage crops used for grazing.