60,000 Have Been Impacted by Beginning Farmer Programs
A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the only federal program explicitly dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.
Impacts of Stress on Animal Welfare and Performance
Environmental and management conditions can stress livestock and impair their health.
Nanocellulose Effects on Human Food Digestion and Health
A team of scientists is conducting studies that will shed light on ways nanotechnology can impact human health.
Improving Food Quality, One Light at a Time
Fort Valley State University aims to make a mark in food safety research with the help of a new pulsed ultraviolet (UV) light system that could aid in the decontamination of foods and extend shelf life without heat or chemical preservatives.
Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.
Lemongrass Oil Being Used as a Natural Approach to Combat Harmful Bacteria on Goat Meat
The recent outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in romaine lettuce has become a multistate issue, with some cases reported in Georgia. To help prevent such illnesses, an antibacterial essential oil could be the solution to inactivating E. coli and other foodborne pathogens.
Stomp Out Salmonella
University of Georgia food microbiologist Xiangyu Deng was awarded the 2017 Creative Research Medal for creating a cloud-based software that quickly classifies strains of salmonella.
Check Out a Wealth of Resources at Farm Answers
Farm Answers is supported by NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), providing resources to help both new and experienced farmers and agricultural producers.
This growing demand for reduced-fat dairy products to maintain health and avoid diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and obesity has spurred dairy goat researchers at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Ga., to conduct research on reduced-fat goat milk products such as cheese, yogurt and ice cream, which may increase consumer demand and boost the sustainability of the dairy goat industry.
New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available
A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).