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NIFA Invests $1.8M in Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

NIFA has invested $1.8 million in one project as part of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) to fund research that uses transdisciplinary approaches involving engineering, genetics, remote sensing, data science and…

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NIFA Invests $10M in Food Safety Outreach

The Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program (FSOP) supports customized food safety education, training and technical assistance for operators of small to mid-size farms and food processing facilities; veteran, beginning and…

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NIFA Invests $15K in Foundational Knowledge of Plant Products

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s (AFRI)  Foundational Knowledge of Plant Products program area priority (AFRI A1103) supports projects that study the synthesis of plant-derived, high-value chemicals and ingredients for use…

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Alert: Contact NIFA Staff if Unable to Meet Deadlines Due to Extreme Weather

Pending weather related events in the Southeast, if your ability to meet a NIFA deadline is impacted, please reach out to your NIFA program contact to let them know so that they can provide support and guidance. Deadlines may include…
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NIFA jointly funds new Aquaculture Information Exchange at Virginia Sea Grant

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is joining other federal partners in funding a new Aquaculture Information Exchange at the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center to enhance collaboration…
Conceptual mockup of proposed Aquaculture Information Exchange

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NIFA Invests $1.1M in Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program (Higher Education Multicultural Scholars) is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance…

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NIFA Invests $5.7M in American Rescue Plan Act GusNIP FY22 Produce Prescription Project Enhancement

These GusNIP Produce Prescription Program (PPR) awards are part of the USDA American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Produce Prescription Program supports projects that demonstrate and evaluate the impact of fresh fruit and vegetable…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $34 Million to Help Boost Organic Farming and Ranching

NIFA has invested in 28 grants in FY2022 that support farmers and ranchers who grow and market high-quality organic food, fiber and other products through two programs in NIFA’s organic agriculture portfolio: the Organic Agriculture…

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NIFA Invests $960K in Open Data Framework Program

The Open Data Framework program aims to build a framework needed to create a neutral and secure data repository and cooperative where producers, universities and nonprofit entities can store and share data in ways that foster…

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NIFA Invests $2.4M in Plant Biotic Interactions

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Plant Biotic Interactions program (AFRI A1171) supports mechanistic research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral,…

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NIFA Invests $4.8M in Community Food Projects

The primary goals of the Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grant Program are to meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in federally assisted…

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NIFA Invests Over $3M in Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System

The Alfalfa Seed and Alfalfa Forage System Program supports the development of improved alfalfa forage and seed production systems. The projects selected for funding this year support one or more of ASAFS’ priorities: Increase alfalfa…

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NIFA Invests $9M in Crop Protection and Pest Management

The Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program addresses critical state, regional and national integrated pest management (IPM) needs to ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management…

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FY 2022 Veterinary Service Grants Program (VSGP) Award Announcement NIFA Invests $3.2 Million in Rural Food Animal Veterinary Medicine Across the U.S.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced 20 Veterinary Service Grants Program (VSGP) Awards, eight Education, Extension, and Training (EET) grants and 12 Rural Practice Enhancement (RPE) grants to help…

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NIFA Invests Over $2M in Food and Agricultural Service Learning Program Grants (FASLP)

This Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) program area priority supports programs intended to increase knowledge of agriculture and improve the nutritional health of low-income children, and to foster higher levels of…

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NIFA Invests Over $462K in Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program

The purpose of the Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSNCGP) program is to support innovative, education-based approaches to address disaster preparedness and specific responses related to disasters or disaster…

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NIFA Invests $5M to Enhance Infectious Disease Research

NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease program (AFRI A1222), a collaborative program with the National Science Foundation, recently funded a project focused on understanding…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $4M for Farm of the Future

The Farm of the Future program integrates advances in precision agriculture, smart automation, resilient agricultural practices, socioeconomics, and plant and animal performance. The test site will develop data-driven solutions by…

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NIFA Invests $3.1M in Capacity Building Grants for Non-land Grant Colleges of Agriculture

The purpose of this Capacity Building Grants program is to assist Non-land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) Institutions in maintaining and expanding their capacity to conduct education, research, and outreach/extension activities…

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NIFA Invests $4.5M in Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation

The AFRI Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation Program promotes innovative work in cellular, molecular, genomic and whole-animal aspects of nutrition, growth and lactation. Program priorities focus on:  Nutrient utilization and…

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NIFA Invests Over $5M in Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets)

The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets) program specifically targets military veterans interested in pursuing careers across the food and agricultural sector.

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NIFA Invests Over $6M in Plant Biotic Interactions

This joint NIFA - National Science Foundation (NIFA-NSF) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Plant Biotic Interactions program supports research on the processes that mediate interactions between plants and their viral,…

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NIFA Invests Over $1M in Economic and Social Implications of Food and Agricultural Technologies

Examining the economic and social implications of technology is a form of technology assessment that anticipates the unforeseen and unintended consequences of technological innovation, including cultural, health, welfare, equity,…

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NIFA Invests $5M in Small and Medium-sized Farms

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) small and medium-sized farm research grants are focused on developing new models and technologies to help farmers increase their operations’ viability and competitiveness. There is also…

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NIFA Invests $833K in Plant Production and Protection

NIFA recently awarded five grants under the Biological Plant Production and Protection topic area of the USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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