The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is offering up to $6 million in prizes for developing technologies that can quickly determine the sex of layer chick eggs before they hatch, saving the egg industry billions of dollar annually.
Nearly 150 scientists from dozens of different fields have joined together to identify five major research subjects – including gene editing and advanced data analysis – critical for the future of food and agriculture.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research this week announced four grants totaling $1.5 million for research to improve economic opportunities for farmed fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrate production and increase the supply of domestically produced, nutritious foods in the United States.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Vertical farming holds great promise, but it must overcome challenges – most notably the cost of energy – in order to feed the world’s growing population, attendees were told at a recent Association for Vertical Farming summit.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2017 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) today announced a $15 million contribution – its biggest grant to date – to a five-year, $45-million research project at the University of Illinois that is already promising to boost crop yields 20 percent by improving photosynthetic efficiency.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research today announced a $1 million grant to New Jersey-based AeroFarms LLC, a leading vertical farming company, for a research project on precision agriculture. Aero Farms will match FFAR’s grant for a total investment of nearly $2 million.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – Some of the biggest names in agricultural research defended the importance of government science funding at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today where lawmakers expressed resistance to proposed spending cuts from the White House.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 23, 2017 - Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, gets his long-awaited confirmation hearing today. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., says he expects much of the questioning to focus on the tough farm economy as well as concerns in the farm sector about the president’s trade policy.