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

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)