AFRI Grants to Support Research Benefiting Small and Mid-Size Farms
USDA announced that it is investing $11.5 million in research to help ensure America’s small and medium-sized farms become more profitable and improve the quality of life in American farm communities. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded 24 grants to 20 universities and organizations through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The grants will support research efforts that focus on alternative crop enterprises, marketing, and scaling up fruit and vegetable production to overcome marketing constraints. Descriptions of the funded projects are available online.