Oregon

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.

Restoring Access to Native Foods May Reduce Tribal Food Insecurity

Native Americans suffer from the highest rates of food insecurity, poverty, and diet-related disease in the United States. A new study finds that Native American communities could improve their food security with a greater ability to hunt, fish, gather, and preserve their own food.

Carbon Cycle Dynamics Within Oregon's Agricultural Landscapes

Oregon’s forests are among the highest carbon density forests in the world, and have the potential to store more.

Packaging Insecticides in Tiny Capsules May Make Them More Toxic

Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules, a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market, could lead to unintended consequences.

Cotton IPM Saves Millions

Integrated pest management (IPM) seeks to reduce risks to people and the environment and economic risks to growers while effectively managing pests.

Reduced Herbicide Use in Tree Plantations

Oregon State University and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement conducted large-scale experiments to test the effects of herbicides on pollinators and other insects, deer and elk, birds, and plant species.

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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.