NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss
Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.
Incentivizing Feedstock Supply for the Bioeconomy
The emerging cellulosic biofuel and bioproduct industry requires the development of biomass markets where economic and policy challenges need to be overcome for farmers to engage as viable suppliers.
A New Climate Process “The Soil Moisture Re-Emergence” is Discovered
Long-term droughts (e.g., the recent California drought) have resulted in billions of dollars of economic losses and severe stress on ecosystem productivity.
Leveraging Basic Ecology to Improve Water Quality and Aquaculture Production
Blooms of toxigenic cyanobacteria poison aquaculture ponds around the world.
It’s a Small World After All
Delaware State University (DSU) used a Capacity Building Teaching grant to give its students the world. In turn, they also built stronger ties of research and learning with other 1890 institutions, universities in Costa Rica, and USDA.
Alabama Ensuring the Cotton Industry Doesn’t Shrink
From the shirts on our backs to the bandages we use to help heal our wounds, cotton is an important part of our daily lives.
Capacity Funding Power
NIFA released a new report that measures the effectiveness of its investments to our nation’s land-grant universities — investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects.
Rural Population Change in the United States
Rural areas comprise 72 percent of the nation’s land area and 46 million of its people.