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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are studying the impact of changing climatic conditions on dairy farm productivity in Wisconsin. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Agriculture Systems and Technology

A University of Georgia-led research team is developing an advanced sensor system to help harvest and process fresh-market highbush blueberries at high-speed and with low yield loss. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Plant Health and Production and Plant Products

Virginia State University established a vegetable soybean (edamame) research pro-gram and released three varieties, ‘‘Asmara,’’ “Owens,” and “Randolph.” Hundreds of breeding lines are also being evaluated for their agronomic performance, yield potential, and nutrient contents. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Friday, December 23, 2016

USDA Announces $5 Million in Funds for Smart Technology Innovations in Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of up to $5 million for research to strengthen the science behind the next generation of internet-connected agricultural implements and resources through the Cyber Physical Systems program. Funding for this program is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Announcement
Thursday, December 15, 2016

USDA Awards $3.4 Million for Research to Increase Wheat Yields

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the award of $3.4 million for research into the development of new wheat varieties that are adapted to different geographical regions and environmental conditions. The seven projects are funded through NIFA’s new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) program, part of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).