Impacts of Stress on Animal Welfare and Performance
Environmental and management conditions can stress livestock and impair their health.
Improving Fine Wine Grapes
Grapes are the highest-value fruit crop grown in the United States.
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.
Helping Hands in Missouri
Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, launched the Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program (ISFOP) to address the needs of small and limited-resource farmers and ranchers so that they can have a better quality of life.
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.
New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available
A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).
Our Farms, Our Future
The theme of the NIFA-funded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 30th Anniversary Report is “Our Farms, Our Future.” Taken together, the thousands of men and women who received SARE grants and shaped SARE priorities over the years have one objective in common: making American agriculture stronger and more sustainable.
Microbial Control of Insect Pests
While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.
Researchers are Working to Improve Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle
Animal science researchers at the University of Missouri are working to improve feed efficiency in beef cattle. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families
NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.