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Nathan Stepp, senior agriculturalist-operations lead at the OSU Agronomy Research Station, gathers wheat seedlings last fall to be transplanted into the site's greenhouses. (Photo by Mitchell Alcala, OSU Agriculture)
IRRIGATION INVESTIGATION — A new study shows impacts of peer influence in agricultural irrigation practices. (U of A System Division of Ag photo by Kevin Lawson)
Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences graduate student Jessica Atkin was able to produce the first chickpea seeds in a 75% mixture of simulated moondust. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Jessica Atkin)

From moon ‘dust’ to moon ‘soil’

Round hay bales
Americans feel less connected to their communities post-COVID, according to a 2023 U.S. Surgeon General’s report on loneliness and social isolation. Montana State University has partnered with MU Extension and the MU Department of Psychological Sciences to study the connection between loneliness and mental health in agricultural workers and rural residents.

Loneliness can be as harmful as smoking