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cropping patterns over north Texas
  • Selling and buying water rights
  • NSF Innovation Corps awardees founded the company Mammoth Trading to provide a neutral, centralized resource
  • Released October 29, 2014
health workers in biohazard gear
sunflowers in a  farm field next to houses
dunes and desert vegetation
Crops growing in an Egyptian oasis, with the Pyramids of Giza in the background.
photo of tropical forest
Blue mussel larvae settled on a rope.
  • How to grow mussels
  • Researchers optimize growing conditions and practices to improve mussel farming
  • Released September 25, 2014
Researchers study plants in a greenhouse.
Photo of dried kenaf, a plant similar to bamboo
People stand in a food bank storage area.
  • Engineering a better food bank
  • Key nodes in a vast national food distribution system, food banks manage complex logistics that help connect families to farms
  • Released September 22, 2014

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