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2017 Archive

Beyond the Farm Bill

Next year the Agricultural Act of 2014 (more commonly known as the farm bill) will expire, meaning negotiations for the new bill are in full swing.

From the ARO Architects

Steve Rhines and Jeff Moen, of the Noble Research Institute, are the architects behind the creation of a new type of 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity called an agricultural research organization, or ARO. They needed an act of Congress to create this new avenue for funding agricultural research.

Homemade Pecan Pie

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make a pecan pie from scratch. One research objective at the Noble Research Institute is to find answers to pecan growers' questions about pecan growth and production.

No Running Water or Electricity

LaNese Mahan travels to Calo Me Lare to help the students mulch their garden and plant vetiver grass roots so they can grow their own mulch for the future.

A Living Legacy

Legacy celebrates its 10th anniversary and 25th issue with the story of how it received its name.

Canning Tomato Salsa Using a Hot Water Bath

You can preserve fresh foods by canning, which uses heat to kill naturally occurring microorganisms. The easiest way is by using the hot water bath method. Use this method to can highly acidic foods – including this salsa recipe – without a pressure canner.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Accessible Equipment

Micah Anderson, from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, demonstrates how to use a BCS tractor to lay plastic over raised rows in a bow-sided hoop house.

Protected Agriculture: Hoop House Tour

Steve Upson, soils and crops consultant, demonstrates various hoop houses as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks of each one.

Some Things Never Change

Becoming the Noble Research Institute opens up new opportunities for the future. But, while Noble's name and legal structure may change, the organization's spirit remains rooted in its mission and the people who breathe life into it.

Protected Agriculture: Tools and Tips For Tunnel Construction

Steve Hill, of Phocas Farms and Hoop Houses, demonstrates the beginning process they use to align and square up the outer walls of a hoop house tunnel.