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2013-05-28 12:28:21

ST. LOUIS, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors for the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is proud to announce Dr. William H. Danforth as the recipient of its inaugural Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented to Danforth during the IFAMA Presidential Awards Banquet on Wed., June 19, at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Ga. The IFAMA Distinguished Service Award honors an individual whose pioneering contributions have made...

2013-01-11 12:22:22

Dr. Roger Beachy to spearhead GIFS effort to feed a growing world SASKATOON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The recently established Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Beachy as its founding Executive Director and CEO effective January 1, 2013. World-renowned with a prolific body of scholarly research over his 40-year career, Beachy is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking research in food crops, production agriculture...

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2011-03-21 11:45:00

Sixty million dollars are being invested by the federal government on three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests in hopes of ensuring farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while limiting the impact of a shifting environment, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Midwestern corn will be the subject of one study, wheat will be the focus in the Northwest and a third study will determine the effects on Southern pine forests. The studies will...

2010-06-03 13:07:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Lively, Ph.D., President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), testified yesterday at a public meeting for the Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The meeting was held to obtain public perspectives on research priorities for the Fiscal Year 2011 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program. "FASEB supports AFRI's mission to fund...