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FFAR award amount $790,326
Year Awarded 2021
Total award amount $1,830,312
Location Gainesville, FL
Matching Funders Curtiss Healthcare
Program Seeding Solutions
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, 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
FFAR award amount $748,545
Total award amount $1,497,641
Matching Funders The Semex Alliance, Acceligen
New pathogens can lead to severe crop losses that threaten food security. University of California, Berkeley researchers are addressing devastating disease epidemics by using gene editing technology to combine resistance genes in wheat crops. that specifically recognize the pathogen’s proteins.
FFAR award amount $900,000
Total award amount $3,272,723
Location Berkeley, CA
Matching Funders 2Blades Foundation, Innovative Genomics Institute
There are millions of Americans who do not know where their next meal comes from. To combat food insecurity, Feeding America is evaluating the effect of the Regional Produce Cooperative, a model that provides a greater variety of produce to food banks at a lower cost, on the charitable food system.
FFAR award amount $99,230
Total award amount $99,230
Location Flint, MI
Program Tipping Points
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is highlighting food system deficiencies. Producers are struggling to reach consumers due to concerns with processing, distribution and demand. We provided supplemental funding to the Michigan State University research team investigating how emergency food programs, including food banks, schools and Meals on Wheels, intersect with the retail sector.
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