USDA announces $11.5 million research investment to make farms more profitable

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To help ensure American farms become more profitable and improve the quality of life, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced around $11.5 million research investment.

“Few groups are as resilient and as determined as American farm families. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is committed to creating a fairer, more equitable system for farms of all sizes to compete and remain profitable. This investment in innovative research will give these family farms the tools they need to be more sustainable, profitable and productive as they face agricultural and economic challenges. When American farmers have a chance to compete, they have a greater chance at succeeding,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

On the occasion of National Ag Day, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) gave 24 grants to 20 universities and organizations under Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).