Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative RFA available

The FY 2015 Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) RFA is now available for public viewing.

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/organicagricultureresearchandextensioninitiative.cfm.  

Grants.gov Page:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=274996. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package.

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Senate Agricultural Committee includes authorization for IPM Centers, Specialty Crops research in Farm Bill draft

The preliminary draft of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 (2013 Farm Bill) from the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee includes specific authorization for the Regional IPM Centers as well as mandatory funding for five programs from the 2008 Farm Bill.

This first draft is Chairwoman Deborah Stabenow’s markup and can be found at this link. The bill goes to the full Senate Agricultural Committee for markup on May 14. That draft will then be voted on by the full Senate.

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