• FFAR Awards Emergency Funds to Combat Lettuce Disease in Florida

    University of Florida Researchers to Study Management Practices and Crop Resistance Against Wilting Disease   The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded $67,000 to University of Florida, where researchers will develop management practices and disease resistance in lettuce. The FFAR grant […]

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  • FFAR Awards $1 Million Grant to Accelerate Data-Driven Innovation in Agriculture

    Purdue University Researchers Seek to Bring Collaborative Power of Open Source Software to Address Challenges in Food and Agriculture   The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to Purdue University, where researchers will develop community-based […]

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  • Soil Health on Rangelands and Pasture Lands – Opportunity to Provide Feedback

    Thank you for your interest in FFAR’s Assessing and Managing for Soil Health on Rangelands and Pasture Lands report. We are pleased to share key outcomes from the meeting with you in our summary report. Help us continue this important conversation and inform our research program by sharing your thoughts on challenges in this area that could […]

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  • Happy National Ag Week

    Happy National Ag Week! Our closest relationship to Earth is through agriculture – it serves as the foundation on which our country and all of civilization has flourished. This week, we celebrate the farmers, ranchers, and producers who work tirelessly to put food on our tables. Thank you for everything you do to cultivate the […]

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  • FFAR Awards $1 Million Grant to Improve Health through Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

    North Carolina State University researchers seek to improve nutritional content of food products The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to North Carolina State University, where researchers will study the micronutrients and bioactive phytochemicals provided […]

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  • FFAR Awards Emergency Funds to Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation and Kansas State University Researchers to Protect Wheat Yields in Kansas

    Research and Extension Efforts Aim to Combat Wheat Streak Mosaic The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit organization established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, awarded $50,000 to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation for research and outreach to mitigate damage from wheat streak mosaic, a viral disease threatening wheat […]

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  • FFAR Awards $2.7 Million to Create Fellowship Program to Foster the Next Generation of Food and Agricultural Scientists

    FFAR Will Collaborate With Industry Leaders and Universities to Provide Interdisciplinary Training for Graduate Students The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today announced a $2.7 million grant to launch the FFAR Fellowship Program. A team at North Carolina State University led […]

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  • FFAR Awards $500,000 Grant to Improve Swine Health and Well-Being

    Researchers at Recombinetics Will Use Advanced Breeding Techniques to Eliminate Need for Surgical Castration   The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $500,000 grant to Recombinetics, to use new techniques to breed swine that will eliminate the need for surgical […]

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  • FFAR Awards $1 Million Grant to Create Open Source Technology for Gene Discovery in Plants

    University of California, Davis researchers will study genes responsible for drought tolerance in rice The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to study the genetics of rice plants. […]

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  • FFAR Awards $790,000 Grant to Revolutionize Food Processing Industry

    University of California, Davis researchers testing new drying process to reduce food waste and energy use The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $790,000 Seeding Solutions grant to University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to test new technology to improve […]

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