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February 2018

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NIFA announces support for (1890) agricultural facilities

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to enhance food, agricultural, natural resource and human science facilities and equipment at 1890 land-grant institutions."

Support for women & minorities in STEM

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research, education, teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields."

Navajos get support for backyard gardens

"Agricultural experts at New Mexico State University are working with Native Americans in the northwest corner of the state to boost interest in backyard gardening."

FSA: A vital source of farm assistance

"Agriculture demands working capital. According to Johansson, FSA provided credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders, to 120,000 family farmers across the country."

A guide to growing a farm with federal loans

"Illustrated guidebook helps farmers looking to secure credit from USDA"

How gardeners can dig for health, not injury

"New research from Coventry University and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reveals that a bad digging technique can as much as double the load on the joints in the body, leaving people susceptible to chronic injuries."

Funding available for organic ag programs

"$3.8M in available funding to address critical issues related to organic agriculture"

Pingree, Perdue discuss veteran farmer programs

"Meeting focused on improving USDA efforts to recruit, train veteran farmers"

Perdue introduces interactive website for farmers

" is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs."

Farm inspires community to work together

Content"...what if we come up with a system where people can share the workload and be able to decide when to come to the farm.”
MorningAgClips releases price comparison tool

Content"Equipment buyers will find the Price Comparison tool helpful with choosing the right piece of equipment at the right price."