Archived Content

In an effort to keep current, the archive contains outdated information that may not reflect current policy or programs.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Small Town 4-H’er Reaches for the Stars

Many kids gaze up into the night’s sky and dream of touching the stars. Peggy Whitson, NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station, turned that dream into reality.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Racing for alternatives in the age of antibiotic resistance

“This week is World Antibiotic Awareness week and ‘Get Smart About Antibiotics’ week. Learn more about how USDA works to ensure antibiotics remain effective to treat both people and animals when necessary and the alternatives available to traditional antibiotics.”

Thursday, November 17, 2016

NIFA projects study the population decline of clams on Lummi Nation tidal flats

The annual White House Tribal Nations Conference provides tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. This guest blog describes how USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports tribal food sovereignty and economic growth.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2015 CYFAR Annual Report

The CYFAR annual report highlights the impacts of CYFAR Sustainable Communities Projects funded by NIFA.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

USDA Invests $1.2 Million in Aquaculture Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States. These awards were made through the Aquaculture Research Program authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grants Act, administered by NIFA.