Fresh from the Field is a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). 2019 Fresh from the Field - Weekly Bulletin Archives.
Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.
While cattle production represents a $2.5 billion industry in Alabama, the economic impact could be even greater if not for the limiting factor of reproductive inefficiency.
2019 NIFA Update - Weekly Bulletins
List of Certified Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture
Farmers around the country are planting cover crops on millions of acres to protect and improve the soil, and the more that farmers use cover crops, the more they value this conservation practice.
Sometimes the fruit of decades of research manifests in unintended, but delightful, ways. Thomas Marler has been studying Guam’s native cycad since the 1990s, long before it was subjected to the threats of non-native specialist insect pests.
The first image that may come to mind when someone says “logging” is trucks loaded with logs, ready for transport to a sawmill. But what about the rest of the tree: the branches and tops that cannot be cut into boards or made into plywood?
Wildfires blackened nearly 8.8 million acres in the United States last year, highlighted in the news by California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in that state’s history.
Section 1462(a) and (c) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) limits indirect costs for the overall award to 30 percent of Total Federal Funds Awarded (TFFA) under a research, education, or extension grant.