USDA awards $500,000 through New Behavioral Science Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced two grants totaling $500,000 to help pinpoint motivators that drive farmers to adopt conservation practices and identify the roadblocks that may get in the way. These awards are made through NIFA’s Behavioral and Experimental Economic Applications for Agri-Environmental Policy Design program, a new grant offering under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities program. This new program is jointly funded by NIFA and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Read the full press release here.

https://www.nifa.usda.gov/announcement/usda-awards-500000-through-new-behavioral-science-grant-program

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