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NIFA Invests Nearly $25K in AFRI Foundational Knowledge of Ag Production Systems

The Foundational Knowledge of Agricultural Production Systems program supports plant research to advance our knowledge for the wide range of agricultural production systems found across the rural-urban continuum, from conventional open…

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NIFA Invests $3.4M in Food and Ag Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgrad Fellowship Grants Program

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program trains students for masters and/or doctoral degrees.

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NIFA Invests $2.5M to Support Military Veteran Agriculture Training Programs

The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AgVets) program encourages the development of training opportunities specifically designed for military veterans. AgVets projects will offer onsite, hands-on training and…

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NIFA Invests $21.7M in Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension

USDA-NIFA’s Emergency Citrus Disease Research & Extension (ECDRE) program brings the nation's top scientists together with citrus industry representatives to find scientifically sound solutions that combat and prevent citrus greening …

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NIFA Invests $895K in Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across the U.S.

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems program is designed to rapidly deploy strategies and fill knowledge and information gaps to protect the nation’s…

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NIFA Invests $1.8M in Pest Management Alternatives

The Methyl Bromide Transition Program supports the discovery and implementation of practical pest management alternatives for commodities and uses affected by the phase-out of methyl bromide (MB), an ozone layer-depleting gas that was…

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NIFA Invests $4.8M in Equipment Grants Program

The Equipment Grants Program (EGP) serves to increase access to shared-use special purpose equipment/instruments for fundamental and applied research for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs at institutions of higher…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $70M in Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grants

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) addresses the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and Extension that address key challenges of national, regional and multistate importance…

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NIFA Invests $916K 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 $4M in Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

The purpose of the Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Alaska Native-Serving Institutions and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to carry out education,…

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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…

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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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