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USDA offers webinar on agricultural research facilities

The USDA is offering support to construct and renovate agricultural research facilities. The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will lead the webinar, which starts a 2 p.m. Eastern on June 8. The Research... more »

Why do you plant cover crops … or why don’t you?

Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey at bit.ly/CoverCrop23. Your insight will help guide research, communications, seed development, and more. The National Cover Crop Survey is the seventh since... more »

USDA expands funding of produce as medicine programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is using $8 million to support “prescription” programs that pay for fresh fruits and vegetables to improve the health of consumers. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) is part... more »

$3.8M awarded for research in support of organic farmers

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made up to $3.8 million in funding available to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well as those adopting organic... more »

FDA grant establishes regional centers for food safety training

The FDA announced the award for two regional centers for food safety training and outreach. In 2015, the FDA and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension,... more »

USDA awards $30.1 million for food safety, plant research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $30.1 million in competitive grants to fund 80 research projects to improve food safety, reduce antibiotic resistance in food, and increase the resilience of plants in the face of climate change,... more »

NIFA: agricultural research needs to be a priority

Seeing President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal and the strong commitment it makes to agricultural research reminds me of Dr. Consuelo De Moraes. NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy has released a... more »

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