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May 14: Joint research by the USDA and the University of Georgia indicates that certain turf grass varieties--centipedegrass, for one--can act as a food source for bees and other pollinators. This is contrary to the popular conception that lawns, for example, are a pollinator “desert.” May 12-13: Climate change has impacted the bison herd in North America--and not in a good way--according to research at the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies in Rapid City, South Dakota. The center is associated with South Dakota State University Extension, the National Bison Association, and the National Buffalo Foundation. May 11: A soil test that examines the microbiome is a service provided by Biome Makers, a California company. May 10: Export sales of sorghum broke records in April, according the the National Sorghum Producers. May 7: A session on safe excavation was part of a UMASH Online Expo. Click on the tab for the Tuesday sessions and scroll down to the 1-2pm hour. May 6: At a recent online summit put on by Agri-Pulse, Nutrien CEO Chuck Magro talked about his company’s efforts to implement and promote carbon management in agriculture. May 5: Purdue University Ag Economist Michael Langemeier co-authored (with colleague Michael Boehlje) a piece on the Potential Payoffs of Precision Farming. May 4: In a recent webinar titled Soil Health in South Carolina: Lessons Learned from 8 Years of Regenerative Agriculture, farmer-panelists talked about the benefits they’ve seen in soil health by using conservation practices on their own farms. May 3: Connected Nation is a nonprofit with a mission to expand broadband access across the United States. The group’s CEO, Tom Ferree, recently spoke about President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan, which would include $100 billion in funding for universal broadband. April 30: Marty Matlock, professor of ecological engineering with the University of Arkansas, participated in a panel on How Will We Measure Success with Carbon Sequestration and Reduction at the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit focused on climate risks. April 29: Eric Shulze of Memphis Meats was among the featured panelists at the last Agri-Pulse Food and Ag Policy Summit West. His company makes cell-based meats. April 27-28: The 2021 Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference took place (virtually) in April. April 26: Grow NY is a competitive event for food and agriculture-related startups, sponsored by organizations representing 22 counties in upstate New York.