Semiconductor Chips Made from Wood

MADISON, WI - Semiconductor chips made almost entirely of wood have been developed by research teams at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL).

Softwood Lumber Board Partners with USDA

The Secretary of Agriculture announced a partnership agreement between the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help coordinate research, demonstration projects, and market development for innovative wood building technologies in the built environment throughout the United States.
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Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.