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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.

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Toximap: Predicting the Incidence of Mycotoxins in US Crop Fields

Researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) are developing a novel approach to predict the presence of aflatoxin in US crop fields before harvest.

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.

Training Growers on Food Safety

With support from NIFA's Food Safety Outreach Program, the University of Florida launched the Southern Center for Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Enhance Produce Safety. The Southern Center seeks to build a collaborative infrastructure in southern states to support produce safety training and education that is compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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.