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  • Crop Specialist Shares Research-based Information One e-Pub and Tweet at a Time
  • Released: August 19, 2014

    Ignacio Ciampitti is a long way from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of his childhood, but remembers his grandmother’s influence on his early decision to work outdoors with plants and solve production problems. The Kansas State University agronomist spent summers working in the fields with her in a small town outside the city.


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  • History Lesson in Packing Plant Closures
  • Released: August 12, 2014

    March 2008, Emporia, Kansas—a Tyson beef plant ceased a majority of its beef processing operations. February 2013, Plainview, Texas—Cargill stopped processing beef at one of its facilities. April 2014, Brawley, California—a beef packing plant operated by the National Beef Packing Co. closed its doors. In just the past two weeks, closing announcements of another Cargill packing plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and L&H Packing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, have come to light.
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  • Sell By? Use By? What’s a Shopper to Do?
  • Released: August 07, 2014

    So, we’re getting pretty savvy about checking food labels for fat, calories and fiber, but labels of a different sort, such as “sell by” and “use by” can leave us guessing about whether to keep or toss food.
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  • Could Be Something You Ate
  • Released: August 05, 2014

    After eating a meal at a new or one of your favorite restaurants, you immediately don’t feel well. Flu-like symptoms ensue, and understandably, you’re more worried about your achy tummy than calling the restaurant and local health department to report what could be a case of foodborne illness.
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