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USDA Invests $4.5 Million to Build Nutrition Hub Network

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to establish three additional USDA Nutrition Hubs in communities across the country.

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NIFA Invests $70M in Visionary Sustainable Agricultural Research

USDA NIFA announced today an investment of $70 million in seven creative and visionary agricultural projects.

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USDA Announces WIC National Strategy, $29M in Supporting Funding Opportunities to Strengthen WIC Workforce

USDA announced a new Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Workforce National Strategy.

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USDA Investment Advances Research and Extension Capacity Across 1890 Historically Black Land-grant Universities

The 1890 Capacity Building Grants (CBG) program is intended to strengthen teaching, research and Extension programs in the food and agricultural sciences.

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NSF and USDA Join Forces to Boost Innovation in Agricultural Robotics

NSF and USDA NIFA are teaming up to advance foundational research in agricultural robotics.

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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.

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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…

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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 Rescue…

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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

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2023 – 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…

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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

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today 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…

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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

For more information, contact: Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition/GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center (NTAE) Amy Yaroch, Project Director GusNIP NTAE (ayaroch…

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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 than $46…

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

This release was first published at usda.gov. WASHINGTON, March 9, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an investment of more than $43 million in meat and poultry processing research, innovation and…

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NIFA Invests $70M in Sustainable Agricultural Research

KANSAS CITY, MO., Feb. 9, 2023 – 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,…

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

WASHING TON, Jan. 19, 2023 – 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…

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

This release was first published at usda.gov . WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the…

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USDA Invests Additional $10M to Support Community Food Projects

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of nearly $10 million through the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants…

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

This release was first published at usda.gov. WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2022 – 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)…

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