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Big Data, Safe Food conference goes forward virtually

Purdue University will host the Big Data, Safe Food Conference online on Oc. 12-15. The conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and academia.


Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Kicks Off on October 1

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall, starting Oct. 1. The webinars will be at 12:30 p.m. ET.


UnionGatewayTwilightIndiana farm fatality summary reminds Hoosier farmers of dangers

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 21 work-related on-farm deaths in the state in 2019, the fewest number of documented cases since 2013.


flu-shotYou can’t get the flu from a flu shot

As the nation prepares for a flu season amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, several myths and misconceptions about the flu vaccine will reappear.


wasson-bridgeLNewman Road project hits major milestone with new railroad bridge installation

Installation of a new railroad bridge over Newman Road, just west of U.S. 231 and State Road 26, was completed at the end of August.


Government subcommittee report examines climate change impact on U.S. financial system

Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System, unanimously approved by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, is the first-of-its-kind effort from a U.S. government entity. The report, which presents 53 recommendations, concludes that climate change poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its ability to sustain the American economy.


cover-cropLImproved tool can help Midwest farmers with cover crop decisions

Cover crops have been shown to improve water and soil quality, reduce erosion and capture nutrients. Choosing the right cover crop, however, can be difficult.


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