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Farmers' Economic Optimism Drops In Latest Survey

May 14, 2019

Farmers' confidence in the economy tumbled last month, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer reading. The April survey had the fourth largest sentiment index drop since it began in 2015.

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Samantha Horton

Retailers say that they can’t absorb the extra costs from the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese imports. Now consumers can expect to see price increases when shopping.

One way to meet the goals set out by the Paris Agreement on climate change is carbon sequestration  – capturing and storing carbon in the atmosphere. A recent study including Purdue University researchers finds forests are an efficient way to do that – but with limits.

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Lauren Chapman

Autism research and education get a boost in Indiana with a newly designated university center.  The Purdue Autism Research Center, or PARC was created in response to a community call for more autism research.  

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

NASA Pegs Purdue For Deep Space Habitat Research

Apr 11, 2019
Illustration of the interior of a deep space habitat.  (Photo credit NASA)
NASA

A new project out of Purdue University will explore habitat options in deep space. The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute is one of two new programs recently announced by NASA.

Mayflower Mill Elementary School third grader David Rowe explains his classroom's business to volunteer business judge First Merchants Bank Commercial Relationship Manager Vice President Greg Whited. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Grade school students got to put their entrepreneurship skills to the test at Purdue University Wednesday. The Classroom Business Enterprise program helps teach kids about the basics to running a business.

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels talk with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on a variety of issues impacting the agricultural industry. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue fielded several trade questions while visiting Purdue University Tuesday morning including numerous inquiries about the potential economic impacts of the southern border crisis.

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Children are reaching out to text-based crisis communication hotlines to seek help for mental illness. But a Purdue University study finds they’re also using them as a method to report abuse.

Leaders from Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University’s College of Engineering sign a memorandum of understanding to formalize the partnership. (Photo provided by Purdue University)
Jill Sheridan

A new partnership between two Indiana schools aims to advance health care technology by pairing medical researchers with engineers. 

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