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NIFA Announces $41.4 Million in Grants to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases for SNAP Participants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $41.4 million in 23 competitive grants to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase.

USDA’s NIFA Selects South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn to Deliver 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that Dr. Barry Dunn, President of South Dakota State University (SDSU), was selected to deliver the 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10, at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

USDA, Research Partners Announce Winners of Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Leadership and Diversity

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the recipients of their excellence in agricultural research awards.

USDA Announces Its $1.89 Million Investment to Support Rural Small Businesses and Communities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director J. Scott Angle announced today the Agency’s $1.89 million investment in small business research grants.

USDA Invests $11M In Research that Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced today that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers.

Remembering Dr. Meryl Broussard

It is with great sadness that we note the May 18th passing of Dr. Meryl Broussard. Throughout his over 33 year federal service with USDA/NIFA and predecessor agencies, he demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence and integrity in the many leadership roles he held.

NIFA Honors Land-Grant University Partners, Announces NIFA Hall of Fame Inductees

NIFA recognizes “positive change” through agricultural research, education, and extension WASHINGTON, D.C. April 25 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today honored several land-grant university partners during its annual Day of Appreciation ceremony. Those honored were recognized for supporting NIFA’s mission to advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges.

Changes to 2019 Competitive RFAs and New Awards

Changes to open RFAs and future RFAs and to new competitive awards to adjust the language regarding indirect cost rate limitations and matching requirements is due to new provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill).

Important Notice to NIFA's Stakeholder Community

NIFA is back and open for business! We thank you for your patience during the lapse in appropriations. It has not been easy for our grantees, but we are committed to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Thank you also for your strong support for our employees. They are truly dedicated to you, and while we are operating under a three week continuing resolution, we will work hard to get back to business as usual.

NIFA 2018 Investments Provide Transformative Solutions to Pressing Challenges

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in 2018 made investments in research, education and extension projects that will result in transformative discoveries to address significant agricultural and rural challenges in the United States.