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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Georgia plant breeder Scott NeSmith has created blueberry varieties for the commercial market.
Iowa is the nation's number-one state in egg production.
NIFA's Center for International Programs sponsors and participates in webinars on global engagement.
This program area priority within the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) program area seeks applications to address priorities and related issues focusing on the development and/or adoption of new models to assist agricultural (farm, forest, or ranch) landowner/manager decision making, with respect to appropriate scale management strategies and technologies to enhance economic efficiency and sustainability; including the viability and competitiveness of small and medium-size dairy, poultry, livestock, crop, forestry, and other operations.
The director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Dr. J. Scott Angle, is pleased to present NIFA’s 2018 Annual Report.
This program area priority within the Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) program area supports the examination of the social implications of technology as a form of technology assessment that anticipates the unforeseen and unintended consequences of technological innovation, including cultural, health, welfare, equity, ethical, and environmental impacts. A critical lesson learned from past experiences with the application of scientific discoveries and technological innovations to agricultural production is that public trust in science begins with, and requires ongoing transparency and open deliberation. Technologies such as gene drives and genome editing, big data, and autonomous technologies and systems have tremendous capability in shaping the future of agriculture, requiring the scientific community to develop effective means of communicating and engaging with the public.