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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NIFA FY 2017 President’s Budget Proposal

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) catalyzes transformative discoveries, education, and engagement to address agricultural challenges. NIFA-supported programs turn research into action—bringing groundbreaking discoveries from research laboratories to farms, communities, and classrooms. To ensure science is put into use, NIFA’s integrated approach consists of three components: Research to provide answers to the complex issues facing our nation and world. Education to strengthen schools and universities to train the next generations of scientists, educators, producers, and citizens. Extension to translate the knowledge gained through research and education into innovations that can provide solutions to problems.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

USDA Awards More Than $15 Million to Support Plant Production Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced more than $15 million in grants that will provide fundamental research through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s (AFRI) Plant Health and Production and Plant Products (PHPPP) program areas.