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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 Rescue Plan efforts and will be administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
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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 more than one billion trees over the next decade.
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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. meat and poultry processing sector.
Farmer family holding a chicken. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Vilsack Announces Bioproduct Pilot Program Funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Secretary Vilsack announced the USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials.
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USDA Invests in New HBCU Agribusiness Innovation Center at NC A&T State University

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today a $1.92 million investment to establish an Agriculture Business Innovation Center at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (NC A&T) State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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USDA NIFA Invests $40M to Improve Dietary Health and Reduce Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of nearly $40 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program. The funding is part of the USDA American Rescue Plan Act.
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USDA NIFA Invests More Than $5M in Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of more than $5 million to mitigate antimicrobial resistance across the food chain.
Person in protective gear sprays antibiotics on citrus green infected trees. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

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USDA NIFA Invests $25M in Meat and Poultry Agriculture Workforce Training

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of $40 million, as part of the American Rescue Plan for meat and poultry agriculture workforce training.
Worker at meat processing plant slices into a cut of cooked meat. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

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NIFA Invests Nearly $4M in Two New Centers of Excellence at 1890 Land-grant Institutions

NIFA announced today an investment of nearly $4 million for two new 1890 Centers of Excellence grants.
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NIFA Invests Nearly $18M for Small Business-Led Innovations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced that it is doubling down on its small business innovation investments, extending almost $18 million in research funds to further develop transformative agricultural solutions.
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USDA-NIFA Invests Over $5M in Human Chronic Disease Prevention

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 17, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $5 million to support projects that impact diet, nutrition and chronic disease prevention.
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USDA-NIFA Invests Over $13M in Treating, Eradicating Livestock Diseases

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 16, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $13 million in research that explores novel therapies and prevention strategies for animal diseases that cost the agricultural industry billions worldwide.
Cow interacting with a calf laying on a green pasture. Courtesy of Getty Images.
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