NIFA Seeks Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2017 AFRI Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is reaching out to eligible national and state commodity boards, and marketing orders to propose topics for research under its FY2017 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program, made possible through the 2014 Farm Bill. Eligible commodity boards are those which address an agricultural commodity and include a combination of promotion, research, industry information, or consumer information activities, are funded by mandatory assessments on producers or processors, and are designed to maintain or expand markets and uses for the commodity (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture). An informational webinar is planned for June 1, 2-3:30 p.m. (EST). Learn more here.