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FY 2010 Climate Grants

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., $4,999,633. This project will evaluate options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from swine operations and develop accessible and practical means for swine producers to put these options into practice.

University of California, Davis, Calif., $4,872,769. This project will develop strategies for rice growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state’s primary water supply hub, to maintain economic competitiveness while improving water quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

University of Delaware, Newark, Del., $4,702,445. This project will work to help chicken production keep pace in a changing global climate and lessen the environmental footprint of the chicken industry.

University of Delaware, Newark, Del., $4,236,919. This project investigates the genetic diversity in tropical maize in order to gain insight into how greater genetic diversity in maize planted in the United States can help producers adapt to climate effects.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., $4,999,996. This project will work to develop new corn gene traits to maintain and increase yields in high temperature environments.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., $4,836,387. This project will pursue the long-term goal of building an effective program in the Southeast that connects the research and extension communities and teaches agricultural producers about adapting to and mitigating risks associated with climate variability.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., $5,000,000. This project aims to improve the resiliency and profitability of farms in the North Central Region amid variable climates through the development and dissemination of decision support tools, resource materials and training.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., $4,119,504. This project will evaluate precision zonal management strategies in cereal crop production and their effectiveness under variable climates.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., $4,290,618. This project will help extension specialists provide science-based climate information and resources, including on-demand web resources and decision-making tools, to animal agricultural producers.

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., $4,705,172. This project will provide an analysis of the current and long-term costs and benefits of various greenhouse gas policy incentives for corn producers and policymakers.

Duke University, Durham, N.C., $631,996. This project will develop a model to predict how changes in Southern conifer forest characteristics impact production and carbon storage and sequestration.

Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., $4,639,045. This project will develop methods and decision-support tools to help agricultural producers increase nitrogen use efficiency through precision management techniques.

USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Gainesville, Fla., $1,698,028. This project will investigate insect pests’ movements in relation to changes in climate and develop integrated pest management solutions to control anticipated infestations.