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UGA uses pig skin for neural development in humans

A pig's skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences working in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells.

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Windbreaks can increase crop yield

Recent land values, farm innovations and management such as adoption of no-till, minimum till, use of wide farm equipment, and windbreak plantings that are just getting old, have led to many windbreaks being removed. In time, windbreaks need to be renovated to restore the multiple benefits they offer rural landscapes.

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Ag groups petition Congress to protect agricultural innovation

A coalition of more than 80 agricultural industry organizations, universities and others recently signed a letter to Congress stating opposition to any budget or appropriations amendments that would “undermine agricultural producers’ access to technology or restrict or malign the commercial development of modern plant or animal agricultural applications, including biotechnology.”

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USDA: Little economic benefit from COOL

In a report required in the 2014 farm bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said there is “no measurable benefit” to consumers as a result of the mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law. The report, completed by a team of agricultural economists from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri, comes just weeks before the World Trade Organization (WTO) is expected to issue its final ruling on the matter.

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