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The National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
(NIFA) is a U.S. Federal government body whose creation was mandated in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Its purpose is to consolidate all federally funded agricultural research, and is subordinate to the Department of Agriculture. It replaced the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service in 2009. The mission of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
(NIFA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is to stimulate and fund the research and technological innovations that will enhance American agriculture and make it more productive and environmentally sustainable while ensuring the economic viability of agriculture and production. The Institute was developed as a result of a task force chaired by William Henry Danforth
William Henry Danforth
and appointed by then-Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman. The Danforth Task Force recommended that Congress authorize the creation of NIFA as a way to strengthen agriculture research and to attract additional highly competitive research scientists to this field of endeavor. A growing program in competitive research grants will be a hallmark of the new agency.[1] The creation of NIFA strengthened USDA's competitive research portfolio by replacing the National Research Initiative with the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. NIFA awards research funding through a combination of competitive grants and funds allocated to states under statutory formulas. See also[edit]

Agriculture Innovation Center Electrical energy efficiency on United States farms

References[edit]

^ http://www.danforthcenter.org/newsmedia/leaflet/Danforth_Leaflet_Nov_2009.pdf

Description upon appointment of Director Ramaswamy from USDA.

External links[edit]

Official website National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
in the Federal Register

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Research and development agencies of the federal government of the United States

Independent agencies

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
(NSF) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
(IARPA) Smithsonian Institution research centers and programs

Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) National Institute of Food and Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
(NIFA) Economic Research Service
Economic Research Service
(ERS) United States Forest Service
United States Forest Service
Research and Development (R&D)

Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA)

Defense

Air Force

Air Force Research Laboratory
Air Force Research Laboratory
(AFRL) Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
(AFLCMC) Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center
(NWC) Air Force Institute of Technology
Air Force Institute of Technology
(AFIT)

Army

Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
(ATEC) Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Engineer Research and Development Center
Engineer Research and Development Center
(ERDC) Army Research Lab (ARL)

Navy

Office of Naval Research
Office of Naval Research
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Naval Medical Research Center
(NMRC) Naval Warfare Centers

Air (NAWC) Surface (NSWC) Undersea (NUWC) Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance (NCCOSC)

Naval Postgraduate School
Naval Postgraduate School
(NPS) Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL)

Other

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
(USU)

Education

Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Education Sciences
(IES) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Energy

Office of Science
Office of Science
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Health and Human Services

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Homeland Security

Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) Coast Guard Research & Development Center (CG RDC)

Interior

United States Geological Survey
United States Geological Survey
(USGS)

Justice

National Institute of Justice
National Institute of Justice
(NIJ)

Transportation

Research and Innovative Technology Administration Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Aviation Administration
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Federal Highway Administration
Research and Technology

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Administration Office of Research and Development (ORD)

Multi-agency initiatives

U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD) National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)

Judicial branch

Federal Judicial Center

Policy-making bodies

Office of Science
Office of Science
and Technology Policy (OSTP) Office of Technology Assessment
Office of Technology Assessment
(OTA) (defunct) House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Agencies under the United States Department of Agriculture

Headquarters: Jamie L. Whitten Building

Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment

Forest Service Office of Environmental Markets

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development*

Rural Housing Service Rural Utilities Service Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Food and Nutrition Service Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

Agricultural Research Service Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Economic Research Service National Agricultural Library National Agricultural Statistics Service National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

Agricultural Marketing Service Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs**

Foreign Agricultural Service Commodity Credit Corporation

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation**

Farm Service Agency Risk Management Agency Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Natural Resources Conservation Service

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

National Finance Center

*Reports directly to the Secretary of Agriculture **Created from Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 139960962 LCCN: no2010082684 ISNI: 0000 00

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