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NIFA announces (USDA) Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the I-FAST prize competition (the “I-FAST Competition” or the “Competition”) to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Program. USDA NIFA will partner with … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Do’s and Don’t’s published

Crop Protection Network This publication addresses the facts and myths related to weed, insect, and disease management when using cover crops. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the North Central … Continue reading

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USDA and SCORE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers. Today’s agreement provides new help resources for beginning ranchers, veterans, … Continue reading

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Apply Now for Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships

Applications Due Sept. 28 First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting applications for the fourth year of its “First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program” that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter … Continue reading

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Jeffords and Post publish Curious Encounters with the Natural World

Michael L. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have published Curious Encounters with the Natural World From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers  THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME THROUGH NATURE “Sitting down with this collection of tales is setting off on a series … Continue reading

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue to to visit Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana

Five-State Tour to Focus on Rural Prosperity, Preparation for 2018 Farm Bill U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that he will embark on a five-state RV tour, titled the “Back to Our Roots” Tour, to gather input on … Continue reading

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Aug. 8 Town Hall – National Academies Study on Science

The public and the scientific community are invited to participate in person or online in a Town Hall meeting as part of the National Academies Study on Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research on Aug. 8th … Continue reading

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Proceedings Showcase Best Practices for Sustaining Public Plant Breeding

How can public plant breeding programs reap royalties and research investments while keeping their cultivars in the public domain? This is one of the challenges addressed at the Intellectual Property Rights for Public Plant Breeding Summit, the proceedings of which were … Continue reading

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USDA Invests $15.7 Million for Research to Improve Livestock and Aquaculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 40 grants totaling more than $15.7 million for agricultural research on the production of beef, dairy, poultry, pork, and fish that people consume every day. … Continue reading

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NIFA Director to Appear on NBC’s Sunday Today with Willie Geist on July 30

APLU has been informed that Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy. Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U. S. Department of Agriculture, will be featured on NBC’s Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist in a segment on vertical … Continue reading

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