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.
How Food Systems Affect Health
Researchers and extension specialists involved in the NIFA-funded Multistate Research Fund project are engaging communities and facilitating institutional, family, and individual changes that improve health and wellbeing. One such project has investigated how food systems affect human health.
Combating Opioids in Rural Communities
Tackling the opioid crisis requires education and action across various community sectors and by individuals, professionals, and families.
60,000 Have Been Impacted by Beginning Farmer Programs
A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the only federal program explicitly dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.
Impacts of Stress on Animal Welfare and Performance
Environmental and management conditions can stress livestock and impair their health.
Volunteers Donate Thousands of Pounds of Produce
In northeast Kansas recently, volunteers quickly and quietly moved through a field, picking ripe tomatoes and peppers.
Ogallala Water CAP Team Releases Special Issue Report
The NIFA-funded Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project has released a special issue about the Ogallala aquifer region.
Native Plants and Crop Diseases
A new study proves that a common wheat virus can harm native grasses. With Agriculture and Food Research Initiative funding, researchers from Michigan State University, University of Kansas, and University of Virginia revealed the need for a better understanding of virus ecology to help protect native plants from crop diseases.
Education as a Way to Reduce STEC Contamination
Scientists from Kansas State University developed a series of free training modules, Translation of STEC: Mitigation to Field Implementation, to teach meat processors, producers, distributors and restaurant workers how to safely control STEC (Shigatoxin-producing E.coli)-related contamination.
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.