Researchers Work to Stop Ironwood Tree Decline in Guam
With U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants totaling almost $370,000, researchers from the University of Guam and other institutions are in the process of analyzing termites to assess their role in infecting what is now more than 20 percent of Guam’s ironwood trees with a deadly bacterium.
Supporting Veterans and Responding to Farm Stress
Farmers and ranchers across the country continue to struggle amidst the current farm crisis.
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.
Cycad Seeding Connections between Guam and the United States
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.
Growing with Compost May Protect Guam’s Water Supply
Guam relies heavily on its underground aquifer for water sources in the northern part of the island. At the University of Guam, Soil Scientist Dr. Mohammad Golabi wanted to find out whether the application of composted organic waste to crops would have any potential adverse effects on Guam’s underground aquifer.
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.
Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.
Check Out a Wealth of Resources at Farm Answers
Farm Answers is supported by NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), providing resources to help both new and experienced farmers and agricultural producers.
Guam Ag Resources
The University of Guam’s Western Pacific Tropical Research Center Impact Report highlights the research, extension, and education success stories of 2016.