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Food & Agriculture

Judging meat provides students with new skills

Nearly a dozen WSU students are traveling more than 1,000 miles this week to spend several hours in a 34‑degree cooler and outside in stockyards examining livestock for their carcass merit.

High winds can worsen pathogen spread at outdoor chicken farms

A WSU-led study found that high winds increased the prevalence of Campylobacter in outdoor chicken flocks, a bacterial pathogen in poultry that is the largest single cause of food-borne illness in the U.S.

New director, agronomist named to lead WSU’s Lind Dryland Station

Crop and soil scientist Surendra Singh will lead research into better agriculture as the new dryland cropping systems agronomist and next director at the Lind Dryland Research Station.

Food science unravels chocolate’s sensual, sustainable mysteries

WSU scientists and students are studying what happens to our senses when we pop treats like chocolate into our mouths. They are also developing healthier and more sustainable ways to enjoy our favorites.