farm

Expanding the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program

Dan Education, Health, USDA-NIFA

Recent grant awards were made to state agriculture departments in the latest efforts to build upon a network designed to aid ag producers dealing with stress. Brent Elrod, with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), provides examples of state-led projects that were recently awarded grants under NIFA’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. And one of those is …

Black Colleges

USDA Invests Millions to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Dan Education, USDA-NIFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an investment of over $21.8 million to 1890 Land-grant Institutions to support research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded these dollars to 1890 Land-grant Institutions to support 58 projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation’s Land-grant University System and organizations as part …

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NIFA Invests Over $5.4M in Bio-based Products Research

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Biotechnology, Research, USDA-NIFA

The Department of Agriculture Wednesday announced $5.4 million in bioprocessing, bioengineering, biofuels and biobased products research investments through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). They recently awarded $4.8 million for 12 Bioprocessing and Bioengineering grants under NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, and more than $600,000 for six Biofuels and Biobased Products grants under NIFA’s Small Business Innovation …

agricultural

Over $2.3 Million Invested in Small Business Innovation Research

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Technology, USDA-NIFA

Significant investment was recently made through the Small Business Innovation Research Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing more than $2.3 million dollars in projects through the program. A total of $812,939 has been granted to eight projects to improve plant production and protection. Eight awards totaling $797,602 will …

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NIFA Invests Millions in Critical Research and Extension to Address Urgent Needs in Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Georgia, Nursery Crops, Research, USDA-NIFA

Two southern universities were recipients of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). It recently awarded more than $8.5 million in funding for 29 research and Extension grants that will advance solutions to critically important problems in U.S. agriculture. These grants, which are part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, include some …