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Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Receipt of 136 Expressions of Interest in Hosting ERS & NIFA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received 136 expressions of interest from parties in 35 states interested in becoming the new homes of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the … Continue reading

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Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project #4 (IR-4) Grant Open

The purpose of the IR-4 program is to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops. The crop protection industry cannot justify the costs associated with the … Continue reading

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PhD position desired for Invasive Plant Science Lab at Utah State University

The Invasive Plant Science Lab at Utah State University (https://www.invasiveplantslab.com/) seeks to fill a fully funded PhD position to work on a recently awarded grant to improve our understanding of the effects of drought-tolerant (DT) plant hybrids and efficient irrigation … Continue reading

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Crop Protection and Pest Management RFA Open

The Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program RFA, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), is now open. The purpose of the CPPM program is to address high priority issues related … Continue reading

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Farmer and Grower economic input desired for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Northeastern IPM Center is seeking assistance nationwide to help contribute to a project on the economic impacts of brown marmorated sting bug. A nationwide survey is currently underway to gather information from farmers and growers on the economic impact … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food Group Manager Position

Management position available in Madison, Wisconsin with a rapidly growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other best practices. Primary responsibilities are to provide leadership and oversight of the … Continue reading

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Important Notice to NIFA’s Stakeholder Community

NIFA is back and open for business! We thank you for your patience during the lapse in appropriations. It has not been easy for our grantees, but we are committed to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Thank you … Continue reading

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NIFA Career Opportunities

Director of Communications NIFA is recruiting for the position of Director of Communications. This is a crucial leadership position for NIFA. The position is posted on USA Jobs under two announcement numbers. NIFA-M19Y-0534 is open to current permanent federal employees with competitive status. NIFA-S19Y-0533 is open to … Continue reading

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Corn Growth and Development-University of Nebraska, CropWatch

Corn ear issues that affronted Nebraska in 2016 still plague some farmers, reducing productivity and causing us, as researchers, to continue to ponder possible causes. In July 2016, ear formation issues in the state were reported in several corn fields … Continue reading

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