USDA NIFA Announces Funding for Potato Projects
August 30, 2017

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
announced last week 12 grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Two potato-related projects received funding, one each at Colorado State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Researchers will study, respectively, technologies for blackleg and soft rot management in potato and high-throughput sensing for potato production and breeding. Funding is made possible through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and championed by NPC.