Friday, January 27, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued January 23-27, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
January 27, 2012

New forage for rangeland cattle:
Cattle that graze on rangelands in the western United States may soon have a new forage option, thanks to work by a USDA scientist. (1/24)

New plant hardiness zone map released:
The USDA today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990. (1/25)

Healthy animals report available:
ARS today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals, a quarterly online newsletter that compiles news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish. (1/26)

New issue of food and nutrition briefs:
Drinking soy milk rather than cow's milk or mother's milk can result in better bones, at least in piglets, according to findings reported in the latest issue of the ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. (1/27)

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