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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Small Business Innovation Research

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II program. The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to address scientific problems and create opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefits. Additionally, the program stimulates technological innovations in the private sector and strengthens the role of federal research and development in support of small businesses.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Science, Education, Extension Investments: Transformative Solutions to National, Global Challenges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) investments in research, education, and extension projects are resulting in transformative discoveries to meet the U.S.’s significant societal challenges.

USDA's NIFA Announces Support for Agricultural Science Education in Insular Areas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for projects that strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through three NIFA programs:

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in the Safety, Health of Farmers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $836,494 in support for farmer safety and health. Through education, this support aims to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with the farming profession, and provide assistance to those in need.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Tribal Extension and Research Programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to fund programs that promote learning, opportunity, and health within the American Indian community. The funding is made possible through two NIFA programs: the Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program and the Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program.

NIFA Supports Increasing Rural Prosperity through Education, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance Programs for the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced awards made to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). The BFRDP program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, aims to help address issues associated with the rising age and decrease in the number of U.S. farmers and ranchers.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funds Food Safety and Nutrition to Promote Safe Food Supply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research, education, and extension projects that promote a safe, nutritious food supply. The 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 Education, Mentoring, and Technical Assistance Programs to Help New Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $17.7 million in available funding to support the delivery of education, mentoring, and technical assistance programs that help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories. Funding is made through NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA's NIFA Awards Funds to Support Sustainable Forest and Rangeland Programs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced three grants to help promote sustainable management practices by America's forest landowners and ranchers.

USDA Helps Military Veterans Learn Skills for Farming and Ranching Careers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a new grant opportunity to help military veterans pursue farming and ranching careers. Funding is made through NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program (AgVets).