Variety Development – Jackrabbit Edition

Soybeans, Sunflowers, and So Much More in South Dakota When most people hear the name South Dakota, they probably think of Mount Rushmore and maybe the Black Hills. Still others might think of bison, the

Variety Development – Nittany Lion Edition

Pennsylvania: Mushroom (and Ice Cream?) Capital of the World Our next stop on our ongoing tour of America’s land-grant university (LGU) system is upon us, and today we turn our attention to the Commonwealth of

Variety Development – Bayou Bengals Edition

New Orleans Hosting the 2022 Commodity Classic Medius Ag will be heading out on the road again this week, this time to New Orleans, Louisiana for the annual Commodity Classic scheduled for March 10-12. The

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)

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