Name that tasty table grape, new from Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell University’s newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch spent years developing the grape, and now he’s offering the public the chance to name it. Currently dubbed NY98.0228.02, the grape is a seedless, flavorful berry with the attractive blue coloring of […]

NY grows greater greenhouse crops with less energy

ITHACA, N.Y. – A public-private consortium led by researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is poised to match consumer appetite for increased, local vegetable production with reduced greenhouse energy consumption. The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering consortium is being launched to transform the way greenhouses operate in order to reduce electricity use up […]

Canadian dairy dispute to test Trump’s NAFTA position

Andrew Novakovic, the EV Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, explains how the recent developments in U.S. dairy exports to Canada are threatening dairy farms in New York and Wisconsin. Novakovic says: “Dairy plants in New York and Wisconsin have been challenged to keep up with […]

App aids apple farmers in fight against spring freezes

February’s warm weather was nice in the Northeast, but apple farmers may pay a price when winter roars back. To help growers assess precarious temperatures in turbulent springs, the Cornell University Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new Apple Freeze Risk decision tool. Apple trees need dormancy and cold weather so that springtime buds develop […]

Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ ignores basic economics

Maria Lorena Cook, a professor of comparative labor at Cornell University’s ILR school and author of several books on labor movements in Latin America and unauthorized migration, argues the Trump administration’s immigration policy must include a legal pathway for millions of workers whose labor has become central to agriculture, construction, hospitality and services sectors. Cook […]

2017 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, Jan. 24

WHAT:          Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annualAgricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 24., at 8:30 a.m. WHERE:        B25 Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or mmo59@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. – […]

Cornell experts applaud House passing GMO labeling bill which President is expected to sign

David Just and Harry Kaiser are both professors in Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, part of the College of Business. Just is a professor of behavioral economics who has testified on Capitol Hill about agricultural biotechnology and engaged with the media on the need to avoid injecting unnecessary alarm into GMO […]

Edward McLaughlin named interim dean of Cornell’s Dyson School

ITHACA, N.Y. – Edward McLaughlin, a distinguished expert in the efficiency of food distribution systems, will become the interim David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management starting July 1, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 21. A faculty member since 1983, McLaughlin is senior associate director of the […]

Ag Dean: Cuomo planting right seeds for continued growth in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday included a number of new initiatives designed to promote agriculture and food quality – and through them the economic vitality – of New York State. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, praised […]

Southern Tier $500M economic award a boon for agriculture and region

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five years in New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced today. Cornell will be involved in about $100 million worth of key projects funded by the grant. The Southern Tier was one of three state […]