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COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Early Outcomes

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Rachel Dotson, Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media)

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.

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COVID-19 SERIES: RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH
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