The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the National Pork Board are jointly putting up $2 million for a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being with the end goal of improving pig survival during all stages of production. FFAR and the NPB anticipate that the money will be awarded to one scientifically diverse group of researchers willing to pool talent and resources to make a significant, immediate impact on pig survival. Potential research areas may include health, genetics, nutrition, facility design, management, monitoring, economics and welfare. "The most meaningful agricultural research is designed in partnership with stakeholders," said FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey. FFAR “is pleased to join the National Pork Board to support this important initiative to address swine mortality rates on farms across the United States." Potential applicants should visit or contact Chris Hostetler, NPB’s director of animal science, at Applications are due May 15.