Variety Development – Oklahoma State Cowboys Edition

An Agricultural Leader, the Sooner State is More than Livestock Oklahoma is the next stop on our tour of U.S. land-grant universities (LGUs). It is nicknamed the Sooner State after the settlers who literally jumped

Variety Development – Cougars Edition

Washington State University, Home of the Cosmic Crisp With the exception of California, the state of Washington has perhaps the most diverse agricultural economy in the United States. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

Variety Development – Bison Edition

Nearly 90 Percent of North Dakota Land is in Agriculture As of yesterday, North Dakota has been a state for 131 years. It was admitted in 1889 on the same day as South Dakota. To

Variety Development – Beavers Edition

Breeding Programs for Specialty and Field Crops You cannot get farther west in the continental United States than Oregon, yet it has been a state for longer than all of its western neighbors except California.

Variety Development – Clemson Tigers Edition

Clemson University, Not Just Football You would be justified if you instantly think of football when you hear the words “Clemson University.” After all, they have been in the top tier of college football for

Variety Development – Wolfpack Edition

North Carolina State University Boasts One of the Most Robust Plant Breeding Programs in the Nation We provided some background on the history and creation of the land-grant university (LGU) system in an earlier post.

International Year of Plant Health

Human health is a big topic of conversation these days, and rightly so, but what about plant health? Although it doesn’t normally capture headlines and imaginations like coronavirus, the impacts of serious plant diseases or

America’s Best Idea

The land-grant university system is being built on behalf of the people who have invested in these public institutions their hopes, their support and their confidence. President Abraham Lincoln – July 2, 1862 Over the

Bricks Without Clay

Data. Data. Data. I cannot make bricks without clay. Sherlock Holmes Decisions. We make a lot of them. In fact, it’s estimated that we make an average of 35,000 of them daily without even realizing

Data Quality Tax

Note: The follow-up to this article can be seen here: https://medius.re/research/bricks-without-clay Here’s a question: If you could reduce or eliminate a 16.6% tax on your business or research program, would you do it? Perhaps a