NewsUSDA/NIFA invests in U.S. potato breeding research

USDA/NIFA invests in U.S. potato breeding research

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research to increase the productivity, profitability, and natural resources stewardship of potato production systems. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Potato Research Breeding program.

Recipients of the funding include:

  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, $273,235
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine, $388,000
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, $620,160
  • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, $796,800

The Potato Breeding Research Program supports potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) research programs that focus on varietal development and testing and potato varieties for commercial production.

The grants are funded through a competitive process.

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