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GusNIP Projects Help Families Purchase Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) is increasing the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers, in turn improving the health and nutrition of participating households.

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Improving Spanish Language Access on NIFA Website

Enhancing accessibility is one of USDA’s key priorities for 2022, and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is working diligently to accomplish this.

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Kasie Raymann

In celebration of Women’s History Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting leading women helping advance agriculture-related sciences.

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Elevating Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge

To support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) new memorandum aiming at elevating Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK), USDA's…

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March 3: World Wildlife Day

There are more 1,300 endangered or threatened species in the United States today, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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APHIS, NIFA-Funded Research Protecting the Nation’s Poultry Industry

Americans eat more poultry than any other type of meat protein, and that means poultry production is big business in the United States.

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NIFA Celebrates Women’s History Month

This month, join USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

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Service Learning Program Connects Children to the Food They Eat

USDA NIFA’s Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) is facilitating connections between children and the food they eat through local agricultural producers, nutrition education and leadership.

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Invasive Species Affect Everyone

Fire ants. Cogongrass. Zebra Mussels. Feral Hogs. These are just a few of the invasive species disrupting ecosystems across the United States and around the globe.

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National Canned Food Month

National Canned Food Month is celebrated during February and serves as a time to recognize the convenience, long shelf life and budget-friendly advantages associated with canned foods.

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The Importance of Cover Crops

Cover crops—which are typically added to a crop rotation in between two commodity or forage crops—provide living, seasonal soil cover with a variety of on-farm benefits

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Millions of people watch birds—whether looking out a window at their feeders or taking planned birding trips.

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NIFA Supports Heart Health Research

February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on cardiovascular health.

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Celebrate National Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Day

Wednesday, Feb. 16 is National Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day, a day to celebrate FCS educators in secondary, postsecondary and Extension programs; share the story of FCS education's importance and effectiveness in the…

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NIFA Celebrates Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is recognizing the research supporting families and relationships conducted by our Land-grant University partners.

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NIFA Celebrates Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on February 11 to recognize women and girls who are making advancements in the science field.

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National Pizza Day

Celebrate National Pizza Day with USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture! From the crust to the toppings and everything in between, check out how NIFA-funded research at Land-grant Universities plays a role in producing this…

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Kudos to Our EXCITE Partners

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and the Center’s Deputy Director for Science have expressed gratitude to the nation’s Cooperative Extension System for…

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Eat Like a Champ

Whether you’re rooting for the Bengals or the Rams, make sure you eat like a champ on Super Bowl Sunday by including healthy appetizers.

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National Carrot Cake Day

National Carrot Cake Day would not be possible without its key ingredient. Learn more about crucial carrot research being conducted by Land-grant Universities, supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). …

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Protecting and Enhancing the Nation’s Wetlands

Wetlands are some of the world’s most productive habitats in the world, boasting a rich diversity of plant, insects and animal species.

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Groundhog Day: February 2

Groundhog Day— a tradition that derived from the religious holiday, Candlemas Day, is widely known to bring thousands of people together to celebrate a weather prediction from a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. Phil is the central…

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Recognizing NIFA’s Work Enhancing Equality

As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, we highlight the work of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and its Land-grant University partners in advancing racial justice, equity, and opportunity.

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National Blueberry Pancake Day: January 28

Celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day with USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and learn more about the critical blueberry research being conducted by Land-grant Universities supported by NIFA.

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National Pie Day: Jan. 23

National Pie Day is January 23, and what’s better than a warm, delicious dessert during these cold winter days?

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