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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in Exploratory Research

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded grants to support the initial development of innovative ideas in agriculture and food production through the Exploratory Research Grants (ERG) program. Funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Capacity Building in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for community-driven projects and extension services for tribal communities. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Extension Program (TCEP) (Capacity).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Educational, Workforce Development in Agri-Science

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to enhance post-secondary educational programs in food and agricultural science. Funding is made through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Funding Opportunity for Innovations in Food, Energy, and Water Systems

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced funding to understand how interactions across the food, energy, and water systems nexus are likely to affect the world, and how to proactively plan for increased resilience. This is a joint federal research partnership between NIFA and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support Farmers with Disabilities Through Innovative Technology

WASHINGTON, Feb., 27, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities (AgrAbility). Funding is provided under the Smith Lever Act for Farm Safety and Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Agricultural Risk Management Education

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the development and delivery of agricultural risk management education materials. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture Risk Management Education Partnerships (ARME) Competitive Grants Program (ARME), which aims to support four Risk Management Education (RME) Regional Centers and one RME Electronic Support Center.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support to Address Critical Integrated Pest Management Needs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to address critical state, regional, and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs to ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges. Funding is made through NIFA’s Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Grants Program.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Research to Increase U.S. Canola Oil Production

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to adapt production of canola, a multi-purpose crop, to diverse growing regions in the U.S. in an effort to meet annual domestic consumption needs. Funding is made through NIFA’s Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) Grants Program.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support to Enhance Research Capacity at Tribal Colleges

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a funding opportunity to help 1994 American Indian land-grant institutions become centers of scientific inquiry and learning for remote and reservation communities. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Teaching, Research, and Extension at 1890 Institutions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to build the institutional capacity in the food and agricultural sciences at the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions. Funding is made through NIFA’s 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program.