In spring of 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a research investment to look at the impact of COVID-19 on American agriculture.
NIFA opened its request for applications for research or extension activities focused on developing and deploying rapid, reliable, and readily adoptable COVID-19 agricultural strategies across the food and agriculture enterprise. Through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program, NIFA invested up to $9 million for research in the following areas: health and security of livestock; food and food processing; well-being of farm workforce, food service providers, and rural Americans; and economic security.
View the latest research from the list below.
COVID-19 SERIES: RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH
- New Modeling Tool for COVID-19 Mitigation in the Food Industry (December 15, 2021)
- COVID-19 Transmission Research Extends Beyond Humans (June 30, 2021)
- Exploring the Lessons Learned from COVID-19 (June 4, 2021)
- Investing in U.S. Food Supply Chain Resiliency (April 9, 2021)
- Worker Safety and Dairy Operations (March 22, 2021)
- Modeling and Training to Enhance Resilience of the U.S. Food System to COVID-19 Labor Shortages (March 10, 2021)
- Ensuring Meat Processing Safety in These Challenging Times (March 1, 2021)
- Keeping Food Safe from Farm to Table (February 3, 2021)