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Where's The Beef Today?

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Agricultural Press Release -Cows are leaving the pasture and entering the field of HIV vaccine research. Devin Sok of the Scripps Institute and Waithaka Mwangi of Texas A&MUniversity discovered how to produce powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks – a process that usually takes years in humans. These unexpected findings illuminate new pathways for HIV vaccine research.

"One approach to a preventive HIV vaccine involves trying to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies in healthy people, but so far the experiments have been unsuccessful, in both human and animal studies," said Sok, the study's first author. "This experiment demonstrates that not only is it possible to produce these antibodies in animals, but we can do so reliably, quickly, and using a relatively simple immunization strategy when given in the right setting." The cows’ ability to quickly…

Did Some Say Strawberries For Dinner?

Multistate TunnelBerries project in Durham, NH, last November. Photo Credit: University of New Hampshire
Strawberries for Thanksgiving Dinner Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to benefit both growers and consumers. New Hampshire’s strawberry season traditionally lasts only four to six weeks. However, researchers working on the multi-state TunnelBerries project were picking day-neutral strawberries in Durham last November. Last year, experiment station researchers harvested strawberries grown in low tunnels for 19 consecutive weeks from mid-July through the week of Thanksgiving. They also found that the low tunnels significantly increased the percentage of marketable fruit, from an average of about 70 percent to 83 percent. Now in its second year, the TunnelBerries resea…

USDA Has Announced Nine Grants Totaling $8 Million to Address Shifting Environmental Conditions that Impact Agriculture

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Washington, DC Press Release - 
Media contact: Selina Meiners, 202-720-3359 WASHINGTON, D.C. July 19, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nine grants totaling more than $8 million to study and develop new approaches for the agriculture sector to adapt to and mitigate the effects of changing environmental conditions. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “We have to develop robust plants, animals, and management systems that can flourish under challenging environmental conditions,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “We expect the outcomes of these investments will support American farmers and producers, and ensure their profitability.” AFRI is America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, educati…

What Is Hot In The Modeling World Today?

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Harlem, NY -  Fashion Nova's beware there is a hot Fashion Avenue News Magazine Company that has always presented Free Fashion Runway opportunities within the Harlem Black Community in July of every year.  So "What Happened To Your Submission?"  It is not a Black thing today to understand the Fashion Nova World of Models, Photography, Designers, Television, Producers, Hair, Makeup, Art, Sexuality, Publicity, and Stylist.  Fashion Avenue News presents a yearly Free Runway Fashion Show event for all to enjoy and grab the opportunity to be the next "Who's Who" in the elite world of luxury. 

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Art On Date With Fashion By Oksana Tanasiv In NYC

New York City - Oksana is not only a well-known fashion artist of New York Fashion Week, but Oksana Tanasiv (Oksi) is a Ukrainian-American contemporary artist who knows how to present world star gallery class to the A-list crowd.  Since 2012, Oksana has presented some of her greatest art collections series on Times Square, Waldorf Astoria, Wall Street, and other venues of New York Fashion Week.  Oksana is also a re-created dress designer of dresses by Dior, Galiano, Pucci, and Zuhair Murad which have been displayed in 3-D work using Swarovski crystals, sequences, beads, and fabrics sewn on canvas.  Using the combinations of 2D art with 3D installations that "Come out of Canvas" into two-dimensional art fashion sculptures, Oksana has presented in Saturday's Art Collection the life-like oil painting of none other than pop-star sensation "BeyoncĂ©." 

For $45,000, you can purchase works "Manhattan Beauty" by this Ternopil, Ukraine born surrealist who grad…

Where's The Beef?

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (center) ceremonially cuts into a Nebraska prime rib in Beijing, marking the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market. Perdue is joined by Craig Uden (left), president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Luan Richeng (right), of state-owned Chinese importer COFCO.

(Beijing, China, June 30, 2017) Press ReleaseU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus.  Perdue celebrated the reintroduction of American beef products to China after shipments were halted at the end of 2003.  The return of U.S. beef and beef products is a part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action Plan announced by the Trump Administration on May 11, 2017, with the first shipment of U.S. beef arriving in China on June 19, 2017. 
“Beef is a big deal in China and I'm convi…