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A look at the new National Institute for Food and Agriculture

Those interested in the development of the new National Institute for Food and Agriculture might be interested in the attached PowerPoint presentation given recently by Roger Beachy, who was named last month as director of the new USDA agency. NIFA was created to award competitive grants in a fashion similar to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Hopes are that NIFA will put agricultural science on an equal footing with biomedical research. The presentation outlines early thinking about the new agency’s mission and organizational structure.
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