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USDA Invests Nearly $28M for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations and institutions for training, education, outreach, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers. Projects funded will…

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USDA Nutrition Incentives Improve Access to Healthy Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced an investment of more than $52 million to improve dietary health and access to fresh fruits and vegetables for eligible families.The funds support efforts across three National…

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USDA Launches Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of the U.S. Specialty Crops Industry

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Torres Small today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a new effort to further support the U.S. specialty crops sector and increase the competitiveness of its products as…

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USDA Invests $15.5 Million in Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced an investment of $15.5 million in USDA’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program.

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USDA Research Investments Spur New Agricultural Markets

NIFA announced an investment of nearly $22 million in agricultural economics research that includes agricultural markets, international trade, farm labor, consumer behavior and nutrition, food retail, agricultural production and…

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USDA Expands Efforts to Prevent and Reduce Food Loss and Waste

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an additional $25 million investment to expand efforts to prevent and reduce food loss and waste. The investment, funded under the American…

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USDA Grows Private Sector Tech Innovation in Food and Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of over $12.5 million as part of the USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Phase I awards will…

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USDA NIFA Invests in Education at Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions

To support education and preparation of the next generation of agriculture leaders, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of nearly $3 million to…

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USDA NIFA Invests in Research, Extension and Education at 1890 Land-grant Universities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an investment of more than $33 million to support capacity-building efforts at 1890 Land-grant Universities. This investment, administered through USDA’s National Institute of…

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USDA NIFA Invests in Positive Youth Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment in youth development projects to advance youth understanding of climate change and nutrition security…

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USDA Announces Inaugural “From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program”

This was originally posted on USDA website.WASHINGTON, June 21, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a $262.5 million investment in institutions of higher education to foster the next generation of diverse…

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USDA Unveils New Tool to Track Federally Funded Investments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the release of two new data dashboards that allow users the unprecedented ability to access high-level data about the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) agricultural…

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USDA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Creates $85m Economic Impact, Increases Fruit and Vegetable Intake, and Decreases Food Insecurity in Year 3

The Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center (NTAE) has released Year 3 (2021-2022) evaluation impact findings for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Gus…

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USDA Invests Over $46M in Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

This press release was first published at usda.gov. Media contact: USDA Office of Communications, press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, April 19, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an investment of more…

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USDA Announces More Than $43M Investment in Meat and Poultry Processing Research and Innovation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an investment of more than $43 million in meat and poultry processing research, innovation and expansion in support of its ongoing efforts to transform the food system at every…

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NIFA Invests $70M in Sustainable Agricultural Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of $70 million in sustainable agricultural projects that integrate research, education, and Extension…

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USDA to Create Plan to Expand Recreation Economies and Help People Thrive Across Rural America

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it will create a plan to expand recreation economies to help people thrive across rural America. Through a Memorandum of Understanding, Rural Development, the National…

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USDA Invests $9.5M to Develop New Bioproducts from Agricultural Commodities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investment of $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the United States.

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USDA Invests Additional $10M to Support Community Food Projects

USDA NIFA announced an investment of nearly $10 million through the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP). This funding, made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act, bolsters USDA’s food and nutrition…

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USDA Invests More Than $59M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage…

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USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young today announced a nearly $24 million investment across 45 organizations and institutions that teach and train beginning farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Invests $14M to Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced yesterday at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 36th Annual Conference an investment of $14 million to Hispanic-serving higher…

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USDA Invests Nearly $8M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program. The funding is part of USDA’s American…

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plans for Reforestation, Climate Adaptation, including New Resources from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a strategy for how the Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will address a reforestation backlog of four million acres on national forests and plant…

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USDA Invests More Than $14M to Support Agricultural Workforce Training for Historically Underserved Communities to Bolster U.S. Meat and Poultry Sector Resilience

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an additional investment of more than $14 million to support agricultural workforce training in historically underserved communities that will increase the resilience of the U.S…

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