Stronger Storms Hamper Ability of Streams and Rivers to Clean Up Pollution
Scientists from the University of New Hampshire used a new generation of high-technology sensors, placed directly into streams and rivers, to measure nitrate concentrations continuously under different flow conditions.
Ornamental Fish Food
Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England.
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.
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.
The Declining Flight of the Bumble Bee
New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest is home to nearly 140 species of native bees, including two species of native bumble bees that are in decline in the Northeast.
Berry Sweet Strawberries
Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have succeeded in quadrupling the length of the Granite State’s strawberry growing season as part of a multi-year research project that aims to benefit both growers and consumers.
New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available
A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).
Organic Pesticides Help Manage Cabbage Aphids
Severe infestations of cabbage aphids can destroy a crop of Brussels sprouts, making them unmarketable.
New Report Helps Flood-prone New England Communities
New England floods, like those that devastated the region in 2011, can be mitigated with relatively little additional cost and regulation, according to a University of Massachusetts - Amherst study supported by NIFA.
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.