U.S. Department of Agriculture

Researcher Receives Grant to Sniff Out Invasive Pests, Species in Agriculture

Nathan Hall is the Director of the Canine Olfaction Research and Education Laboratory. Over the last few decades, detection dogs have been trained to sniff out myriad of harmful elements, from criminals and drugs to explosives and diseases. Their ability to accurately find potentially dangerous people, narcotics and incendiary devices and detect potentially life-threatening illnesses has helped make the world a much safer place while saving thousands of lives. Nathan Hall, an assistant professor of […]

Thanksgiving: Food For Thought

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

An Editorial by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller As the holiday season rapidly approaches, we are once again reminded of the abundant blessings in our lives. However, this year’s turn of events has added a newfound sense of gratitude. I think we can agree 2020 surprised us all. COVID-19 arrived unexpectedly and life as we knew it changed in the blink of an eye. Thanks to this lousy virus, even Thanksgiving might look a little […]