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USDA Invests More Than $59M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage…

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USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young today announced a nearly $24 million investment across 45 organizations and institutions that teach and train beginning farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Invests $14M to Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced yesterday at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 36th Annual Conference an investment of $14 million to Hispanic-serving higher education…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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USDA Announces American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment to Benefit Underserved Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners

This press release was first published at usda.gov. (Media contact: USDA Office of Communications, press@usda.gov) WASHINGTON, March 9, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it is accepting grant applications…

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USDA-NIFA Invests Over $15M in Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 2, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $15 million to support building new and better markets for U.S…

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USDA Commits $215 Million to Enhance the American Food Supply Chain

This release was first published at the usda.gov website. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making available up to $215 million in grants and other…

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USDA NIFA Invests $16M for Undergraduate Agriculture Research and Extension Experiences

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 23, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today a $16 million investment in agricultural education and workforce development for…

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USDA Invests $9M to Expand Reach and Increase Adoption of Climate-Smart Practices

This release was first published on usda.gov. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today a $9 million investment in new Cooperative Extension and USDA Climate Hubs partnerships to bolster climate…

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USDA, Cooperative Extension & APLU Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity

This release was first published on aplu.org. Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative…

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USDA NIFA Invests Over $34M to Support Healthy Eating for Low-Income Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 24, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $34 million to support greater food access and nutrition security for…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $11M to Combat and Prevent Citrus Greening Disease

NIFA invests nearly $11 million for research to combat "citrus greening disease," one of the largest threats to global citrus production. Image courtesy of Getty Images. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 18, 2021 – The U.S. Department of…

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USDA Announces National Teaching  Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences

This release was first published on the APLU website. Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2021 – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing…

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NIFA Invests Nearly $7M for Tribal College Research and New Beginning for Tribal Students

NIFA's investment supports innovative research projects at Tribal-serving Colleges and Universities to address specific needs of Tribal communities. Photo by Getty Images. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 10, 2021 – The U.S. Department of…

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