Data Summit Program and Agenda

Program for the Data in Agriculture Summit, including agenda and biographies.

FAQs for FY16 U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture

This document addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about the general application information for the FY16 U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture.

AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for the AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

Wheat Blast

Wheat blast is a relatively new disease of wheat caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum pathotype (MoT). It was first reported in Brazil in 1985 and has become locally important in Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay since its emergence. In 2009, the dual wheat blast and Fusarium head scab epidemics in Brazil were estimated to have lowered the national wheat output by 30%. The South American (SA) strains of MoT are genetically diverse as evident in variable disease phenotypes on SA wheat genotypes. In 2012, wheat blast was reported on a single wheat plant in a research plot in Kentucky. Comparative genomic analysis of the Kentucky strain with an SA strain indicated that they emerged from different M. oryzae populations. The Kentucky strain most likely emerged in Kentucky from the gray leaf spot pathogen of annual ryegrass and was not introduced from SA. The SA strain appears to have emerged from wild grass populations of M. oryzae in SA.

Limited English Proficiency

The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Implementation Strategy of the U.S. Department of Justice and Untied States Department of Agriculture Guidance sets forth the recommended strategy and step-by-step procedures for ensuring that persons with Limited English proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It provides technical assistance to help recipients and sub-recipients implement USDA's Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons With Limited English Proficiency and to come into and maintain compliance with LEP requirements.

VMLRP Shortage Allocations

The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) allows each state to nominate a set number of Veterinarian Shortage Situations each year. The VMLRP Allocation Table provides the maximum number of shortages each state can nominate per year.

VMLRP Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

VMLRP Applicant FAQs provide answers to the most commonly asked questions from applicants on the program, eligibility, qualifying loans, qualifying service and shortage situations.

AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

In FY 2017, the AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area (RACC) will invest in one priority area, Climate, Land Use, and Land Management. Through these investments, NIFA will support projects that develop a greater understanding of underlying processes, drivers and climate on sustainability consequences of land use and land management, including bio-physical and biogeochemical processes, climate feedbacks and environmental outcomes, the agroecological impacts, and how social, behavioral, economic factors affect land management decisions.

AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts A6131 Education Priority Requirements

AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area CAP Project Requirements for Education Priority Area: Investing in America’s Scientific Corps: Preparing a New Generation of Students, Faculty, and Workforce for Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Bioenergy, Bioproducts, and the Bioeconomy (A6131).

BFRDP Checklist for FY2017 Applications

Checklist for FY2017 Applications