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USDA announced funding for food and agriculture research

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production. These awards will be funded through Agriculture and Food Re-search Initiative (AFRI).

NIFA released six separate requests for applications (RFA) through the AFRI program. An RFA addresses six Farm Bill priority areas: plant health, production and plant products; animal health, production and animal products; food safety, nutrition and health; bioenergy, natural resources and environment; agriculture systems and technology and agriculture economics and rural communities.

Application deadlines vary by program area For more information go to the following website:

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Original Publication Date: February 25, 2015

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