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USDA offers $146 million for sustainable ag research

 

October 21, 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $146 million for sustainable agricultural research projects.

"It's aimed at improving a robust, resilient, climate-smart food and agricultural system," Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Under the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Sustainable Agricultural Systems program the project focuses on a broad base of research for solutions to address labor challenges and land stewardship for climate change impacts by agriculture, and critical needs in food and nutrition.

"USDA is tackling urgent challenges faci...



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