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  • Crop Modeling Project Awarded $5M

    URBANA and WASHINGTON — The University of Illinois’ Crops in silico (Cis) project received a $5 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to continue building a computational platform that integrates multiple models to study a whole plant virtually. “Four crops – corn, soybean, sorghum, and

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  • FFAR Grant Establishes Pacific Bluefin Tuna Egg Hatchery

    Project Has Potential to Blow Tuna Market Out of the Water WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2019) – Currently, Pacific Bluefin Tuna (PBFT) farming production relies on catching wild juvenile tuna and raising them to maturity before distributing the fish to markets. This practice is unsustainable, as it increases fishing pressure

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  • FFAR Seeks Pre-Proposal Applications for 2019 Seeding Solutions Grants

    Seeding Solutions Pre-Proposals Accepted Through April 19, 2019 WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is excited to open applications for Seeding Solutions, its flagship competitive grant program. Seeding Solutions Grants are an open call for innovative research projects

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