Variety Development – K-State Wildcats Edition

Sunflowers, Sorghum, and Soybeans No matter the measure, Kansas is an agricultural powerhouse. In fact, agriculture is such a big deal in Kansas that the state’s Department of Agriculture building is located 60 miles west

Variety Development – Auburn Tigers Edition

Not just Cotton and College Football Songs have been written about it, bands have been named after it, and baseball legend Hammerin’ Hank Aaron (rest in peace) was born there. Admitted to the United States

Variety Development – Gators Edition

More Sweet Corn than Field Corn What do oranges, sugarcane, and watermelon have in common? No state produced more of any of them than Florida in 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. What

Variety Development – Vandals Edition

Potatoes…and So Much More A mere seven miles and a state border separate the land-grant universities of Washington and Idaho. Last November we focused on the extensive variety development programs of Pullman-based Washington State University

Variety Development – Georgia Bulldogs Edition

Peaches are Just the Beginning The next stop on our land-grant university tour takes us south from New England and keeps us on the east coast. You know when a state’s nickname is the Peach

Variety Development – Minutemen Edition

The Bay State: Dotted With Cranberry Bogs Nowhere is the unique and diverse agricultural landscape of the United States more apparent than in Massachusetts. While very much in line with the rest of New England,

Variety Development – Kentucky Wildcats Edition

What’s Old is New Again Today we look at the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “What’s a commonwealth and how is it different from a state?” you ask. According to Merriam-Webster, there really is no difference between

Variety Development – NMSU Aggies Edition

Home of the Chile Pepper Institute Last week, we highlighted the breeding activities of the Aggies of Texas A&M University. This week, we are again focusing on the Aggies, but those of New Mexico State

Variety Development – Aggies Edition

Cotton, Corn, and Cattle: Everything is Bigger in Texas One only needs to look at a map of the United States to gain at least a preliminary understanding of how important Texas is to the

Variety Development – Fighting Illini Edition

Illinois: Home to the Oldest Experimental Research Plots in the Americas The “I” states are indispensable to American agriculture. Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana have some of the most productive soils on the planet. The states