2020 NIFA Update Weekly Newsletters
A Purdue University biochemist and her colleagues have pioneered new methods for increasing production of volatile compounds important for plant defenses and for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and other products. While investigating how plants can more efficiently emit those compounds, Natalia Dudareva’s team also found an unanticipated factor playing a role in plant cellular functions—a plant’s cuticle.
A group of Texas A&M AgriLife faculty are establishing a rural veterinarian network to provide education and assistance to make rural veterinary practices sustainable.
Updated Capacity Programs Terms and Conditions for FY 2020, effective August 13, 2020.
NIFA-20-015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Specific Terms and Conditions October 2020
Updated Small Business Innovation Research Terms and Conditions for FY 2020, effective August 13, 2020.
Updated 1890 Facilities Grants Specific Terms and Conditions for FY 2020, effective August 13, 2020.
Updated research terms and conditions for FY 2020, effective 8/13/2020.
NIFA is organized to direct funding and support programs that address national and global challenges. Our internal structure allows for the collaborative approaches necessary to achieve our missions. To that end, please find attached to this resource page the NIFA organizational chart.
When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, you might assume it comes from the animal’s rear end. But you would be wrong. “Methane is generated in an organ called the rumen, which is the first of the cow’s ‘four stomachs,’” said Nicolas DiLorenzo, a researcher at the University of Florida who studies methane production in cattle. “The rumen is quite close to the cow’s mouth, so the mouth is the closest exit.