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Crop research will wither if farm bill fails to pass
September 16, 2012 - Obscured by the immense shadow cast by the Civil War is one of President Abraham Lincoln’s most significant and enduring legacies – the creation of the land grant university system now celebrating its 150th anniversary.
In 1862, the Morrill Land-Grant College Act committed 17.4 million acres of land to all states for the purpose of establishing universities aimed at making higher education accessible to the masses while simultaneously boosting the nation’s farm economy with practical research for improving the ability of farmers to feed their countrymen.
Dr. Lance Cadle-Davidson is Selected for the 2012 T.W. Edminster Research Associate Award
October 4, 2012 - A grape genomics project proposed by plant pathologist Dr. Lance Cadle-Davidson of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Grape Genetics Research Unit at Geneva, NY, has been selected to receive ARS’ prestigious T.W. Edminster Research Associate Award.
National Grape & Wine Initiative Announces Major Grant to Combat Trunk Diseases
October 5, 2012 - With trunk diseases devastating grape vineyards and other crops throughout the nation, $1.8 million in federal research funding has been secured in what is viewed as a major step to rid agriculture of this costly epidemic, the National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) announced today.
Grape Consumption Associated with Healthier Eating Patterns in U.S. Children and Adults
October 9, 2012 - In a new observational study presented today at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE) in Philadelphia, PA, researchers looked at the association of grape consumption, in the non-alcoholic forms most commonly consumed – fresh grapes, raisins and 100% grape juice – with the diet quality of a recent, nationally representative sample of U.S. children and adults. Their findings suggest that, among adults and children, consumption of grapes and grape products is associated with healthier dietary patterns and increased nutrient intake.
Researchers analyzed the diets of more than 21,800 children and adults using data from the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) and found that consumption of grape products is associated with increased nutrient intakes and a healthier dietary pattern among the U.S. population. View the results presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition.
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