FFAR award amount $642,202
Year Awarded 2021
Total award amount $14,000,000
Location Ithaca, NY
Matching Funders New York Farm Viability Institute, Elanco
Program Seeding Solutions
Mastitis, a common and costly udder infection in dairy cattle is a major economic problem for dairy farmers. Cornell University researchers are exploring compounds secreted by stem cells as a potential therapy for mastitis.
FFAR award amount $75,000,000
Total award amount $15,000,000
Location Washington, DC
The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), a public-private partnership established by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) to advance research on antimicrobial stewardship in animal agriculture, awarded grants to four organizations for research supporting the development of animal-health monitoring and diagnostic technologies.
FFAR award amount $5,000,000
Total award amount $10,000,000
Location Freeport, Maine
Matching Funders The Stonyfield Foundation and Stonyfield Organic
FFAR award amount $790,326
Total award amount $1,830,312
Location Gainesville, FL
Matching Funders Curtiss Healthcare
Tilapia provides protein for billions of people each year. These fish are under threat from tilapia lake virus, a highly contagious virus that causes high mortality rates among tilapia and poses a global threat to food security. University of Florida researchers are developing a vaccine delivery system that will prevent the spread of tilapia lake virus and other diseases in the aquaculture industry.
FFAR award amount $186,643
Year Awarded 2020
Total award amount $373,287
Location Ardmore, OK
Matching Funders Veterinary Research and Consulting Services and HyPlains Research and Education Center
The Noble Research Institute is identifying causes of late-onset bovine respiratory disease in cattle.
Late-onset bovine respiratory disease affects nearly 10 percent of calves, resulting in pneumonia and widespread antibiotic use. Recently, a late-onset disease has been identified in some cattle that are similar to bovine respiratory disease. Noble Research Institute is collecting DNA for genetic evaluation, nasal swabs for bacterial and viral analysis and blood samples for heart and lung analysis. This information will help researchers determine what health factors predispose calves to late-onset bovine respiratory disease.
FFAR award amount $313,840
Total award amount $627,280
Location Pipestone, MN
Matching Funders Pipestone Veterinary Services and the National Pork Board
Pipestone Veterinary Services is launching an on-farm antimicrobial resistance surveillance study for the US swine industry. The Pipestone team is collecting data on pathogens from 160 commercial swine farms in several states. These samples are being analyzed and the data will be correlated with antibiotic usage data at the farm level. This research is evaluating the relationship between antibiotic use, pathogen type, production practices and antimicrobial resistance across a large pig production system.
FFAR award amount $342,000
Total award amount $342,000
Location Manhattan, Kansas
Matching Funders The Beef Alliance and Cactus Research
The Beef Alliance is evaluating how different use strategies with the antibiotic tylosin impacts beef cattle’s health. The results will enable cattle producers to make science-based decisions regarding the judicious use of tylosin, consistent with long-term goals set by the FDA and other stakeholders.
FFAR award amount $16,590
Total award amount $16,590
Location Moscow, Idaho
Matching Funders Organic Farming Research Foundation
Dr. Popova and her team are evaluating the efficacy of mustard seed meal extract (MSME) on inhibiting weed seed germination (pre-emergent) and killing aboveground weed growth (post-emergent) while also determining the influence of MSME application on soil health in the field.
FFAR award amount $2,591,231
Total award amount $4,792,131
Location Washington, DC 20004
Matching Funders AeroFarms, BASF, Benson Hill, Fluence by OSRAM, GreenVenus
Lettuce is a popular vegetable in the US, but much of the produce is not marketable because lettuce leaves discolor after harvest. Our Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium is researching ways to prevent discoloration in indoor-grown lettuce, while increasing lettuce yield and leaf quality. This is the first project funded by the PIP Consortium.
FFAR award amount $992,419
Total award amount $1,985,206
Location Minneapolis, MN
Matching Funders Forever Green Initiative, Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, The Land Institute
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