Latest National Institute of Food and Agriculture Stories

2011-03-21 11:45:00

Sixty million dollars are being invested by the federal government on three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests in hopes of ensuring farmers and foresters can continue producing food and timber while limiting the impact of a shifting environment, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Midwestern corn will be the subject of one study, wheat will be the focus in the Northwest and a third study will determine the effects on Southern pine forests. The studies will...

2010-06-03 13:07:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Lively, Ph.D., President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), testified yesterday at a public meeting for the Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The meeting was held to obtain public perspectives on research priorities for the Fiscal Year 2011 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program. "FASEB supports AFRI's mission to fund...

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