Overview of the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for NIFA

You are cordially invited to attend an overview of the President’s proposed FY17 NIFA Budget presented by Sonny Ramaswamy, director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, on Tues., Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. EST.  Continue reading

IPM Research Funding at Risk

An article in the June 21st issue of Delta Farm Press online explains the IPM funding situation.

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Section 406 Programs Part 1: Crops At Risk

Many of the food quality and safety standards we enjoy today were initiated over a decade ago when Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act. FQPA revamped the way EPA evaluated potential pesticide risks, especially to infants and children.

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IPM Centers a No-Show in the President’s 2011 Budget

President Obama’s USDA budget for fiscal year 2011 was released early this week, and does not contain any request for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program (Section 406). This program, often abbreviated as “Section 406”, has been the funding source for several major IPM programs, including Regional IPM Centers, Crops at Risk (CAR), Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (RAMP), and the Methyl Bromide Transitions (MBT) program.

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