NIFA Supported Activities Related to Climate and One Health
Across the country, controlled environments make year-round agriculture possible.
Long-term droughts (e.g., the recent California drought) have resulted in billions of dollars of economic losses and severe stress on ecosystem productivity.
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules, a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market, could lead to unintended consequences.
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.
AFRI Stakeholder Feedback
Section 7125 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill) (Pub. L. 115-334) modified Section 1462 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (NARETPA) resulting in a different indirect cost limitation for some NIFA awards.
2019 NIFA Update - Weekly Bulletins
Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) has become a serious disease in Hawaii, limiting production of commercial banana clones since its appearance 30 years ago.
Michael R. Schläppi, a researcher at Marquette University, Wisconsin, has determined that certain rice varieties are suitable for cultivation in a cold climate such as Wisconsin's.