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1890 Land-grant Institutions Strengthening Agricultural Profitability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Farms

1890 Land-grant Institutions are strengthening agricultural profitability and sustainability of small-scale farms through a variety of programs.

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NIFA Celebrates Climate Hubs for 10 Years of Helping Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners Enhance Climate Resilience

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the USDA Climate Hubs, NIFA is celebrating accomplishments from the first decade of this pioneering network.

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Aquaculture America 2024 Features NIFA-Funded Research and Extension Projects

Thirteen NIFA-funded aquaculture research and Extension projects will be featured at Aquaculture America 2024.

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New SARE Publication Supports Urban Agriculture

NIFA supports research, education and Extension efforts that are leading to the creation of more and better market opportunities for farmers and producers.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Dionne Toombs celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science and reflects on her own journey as a woman in the agricultural sciences.

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NIFA Invests $5M in NSF Collaboration to Increase Food and Nutrition Security

NIFA is collaborating with the NSF’s Convergence Accelerator program in contributing $5 million to fund a Phase II award in the program's Track J.

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Researchers Find Environmentally Friendly Solutions to Controlling Mites in Dry-Cured Ham

Researchers have developed safe and cost-effective methods over the last 15 years for the dry-cured pork industry to control pest infestations.

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NIFA Invests $600K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (A1712)

NIFA has funded a University of Hawaii project and a Sustainable Molokai project related to the Maui wildfire.

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GusNIP Awards First Funding to U.S. Insular Areas

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program is increasing the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers.

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NIFA Invests $4.45M in Tribal Colleges Research

The 1994 Land-grant Universities (LGUs) often serve as the primary institution of scientific inquiry, knowledge and learning for reservation communities.

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Research Supporting Midsize Producers

Researchers at land-grant universities nationwide are working together to better understand and support midsize producers.

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University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine Scientists Unravel Mystery of How Fish Develop Immunity to Disease

University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine scientists have discovered that fish develop an antibody response in similar structures.

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NIFA Awards Nearly $1M for Environmental Justice (A1641)

Seeks to advance understanding of environmental justice in the context of injustices affecting food and agriculture, local natural resources, and rural economy.

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A Look Back at 2023

The past year was an exciting time at NIFA – a time of growth, change, renewed focus and impact.

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New Webinar Dates and Registration Links

Updated list of NIFA events rescheduled after technical difficulties.

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Embracing 2024 and Beyond: A Call to Listen, Learn and Do

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) National Program Leader Dr. Maurice Smith celebrates and reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.

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NIFA Invests $391K in Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S. (A1712)

NIFA has funded, through Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems, a Hawaii Public Health Institute project.

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NIFA-Funded Potato Breeding Research Featured at 2024 Potato Expo

Several researchers funded by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will discuss their research at the 2024 Potato Expo.

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Conservation Planning Through Genetic Monitoring

Indicator species are crucial for determining and monitoring ecosystem health, as they alert scientists to potential dangers facing an environment.

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A Drive to Make U.S. A Leader in Organic Cotton

Demand is growing for organic cotton in the U.S., but imports continue to pick up the slack of inadequate domestic production. A new project led by https://agriliferesearch.tamu.edu/">Texas A&M Ag

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Improving Wine Grapes for American Growers and Winemakers

Researchers at Land-grant universities nationwide are developing and evaluating wine grapes for American growers and winemakers.

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NIFA Invests $12M in Ag Economics and Rural Communities: Small and Medium-Sized Farms (A1601)

Approximately 89% of farms in the U.S. are classified as small, with a gross cash farm income of less than $350,000. These farms are family-owned and operated.

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NIFA Invites Public Feedback to Update Policy Guide

The public is invited to give ideas and suggestions to help NIFA update the FY24 Policy Guide.

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Research Building Understanding of Bird Species Declines

More than 1,000 species are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and a growing number of species are facing population declines.

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University of Georgia Receives $10.2M from USDA NIFA for Sustainable Ag Research and Education

The University of Georgia Southern Region SARE has received $10.2M from USDA NIFA to develop the SARE Community Foods Project.

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