Ornamental Fish Food
Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England.
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.
New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available
A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).
New Report Helps Flood-prone New England Communities
New England floods, like those that devastated the region in 2011, can be mitigated with relatively little additional cost and regulation, according to a University of Massachusetts - Amherst study supported by NIFA.
Our Farms, Our Future
The theme of the NIFA-funded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 30th Anniversary Report is “Our Farms, Our Future.” Taken together, the thousands of men and women who received SARE grants and shaped SARE priorities over the years have one objective in common: making American agriculture stronger and more sustainable.
Microbial Control of Insect Pests
While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.
EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families
NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) Meets Needs of Produce Farms
The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association collaborated to develop the practical, affordable, and innovative Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) to meet the needs of Vermont’s diverse produce farms. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
Decline in Wild Bees will Sting Agriculture
University of Vermont researchers created a national assessment to help focus both scientific and political efforts to understand and sustain wild bees. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.