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USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Seeks Stakeholder Input on Food, Agriculture Priorities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting stakeholder input on the emerging needs and opportunities in food and agricultural sciences through the “NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives,” initiative.

USDA Invests $21 Million to Encourage Low-Income Families to Buy Healthy Food Options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 24 grants totaling $21 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA, NIFA Announce Investments in Pollinator Health Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 14 grants totaling approximately $10 million for research to help sustain healthy populations of pollinators, which are crucial to the nation’s food security and environmental health. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces New Funding Opportunity for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of up to $80 million in funding for integrated projects to increase sustainable production of food and agricultural products. Funding is made through a new program in NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program. AFRI is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which aims to address challenges in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Pilot Projects in Extension at Tribal Colleges

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for reservation community needs through projects that address youth, agriculture, economic development, and more. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Extension Program: Special Emphasis (TCEP-SE).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Aquaculture Research Programs

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture programs. Funding is provided through the Aquaculture Research Program, authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grants Act.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Invests in Food Safety Outreach and Educational Programs

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced awards to provide food safety education for producers and processors affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Funding is provided through the NIFA’s Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support to Build Educational Capacity at Tribal Institutions

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to promote post-secondary education at the 1994 Land-grant Institutions (1994s) and increase educational opportunities for American Indians. Funding is made through NIFA’s Tribal Colleges Education Equity Grants Program (TCEG).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support to Relieve Veterinarian Shortage Situations

WASHINGTON, March, 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of funding to help assure rural communities have sufficient access to livestock veterinary services. Funding is made through NIFA’s Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP).

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Quality of Life in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, March, 22, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of funding to address the needs of rural Americans by providing individual and family health education programs. Funding is made through NIFA’s Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program (RHSE).