USDA Announces Projects Receiving NIFA Sustainable Agricultural Systems Funding

USDA announced the projects that will receive more than $146 million in funding through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Sustainable Agricultural Systems program. This investment is part the third installment of NIFA grants within its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s (AFRI) Sustainable Agricultural Systems program, designed to improve plant and animal production and sustainability, and human and environmental health. These grants are available to eligible colleges, universities and other research organizations. Descriptions of the 15 funded projects are available online. They include projects focused on agrivoltaics, crop diversification, hemp as an aquaculture feed, algae as a livestock feed additive, and more.