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In Washington, Washington State University researchers used a new type of solvent to separate lignin from wood without altering its key properties – a...

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In North Carolina, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center received a $1.87 million federal grant for a three-year study of the production of sorghum as...

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In New Mexico, Preservation Sciences, Inc. is licensing its dehydration technology to the Bright Green Group for use in the $160 million facility Bright...

USDA to purchase $20M in surplus cheese

In Wisconsin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese...

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