USDA makes $1.85m available for alfalfa research

Alfalfa program supports integrated research to improve efficiency and sustainability of conventional and organic forage production.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Feb. 12 the availability of $1.85 million in funding for the Alfalfa Forage & Research Program (AFRP), which funds research and extension programs that improve alfalfa forage and seed yield and trains producers to apply best practices.

AFRP is administered by USDA's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA).

"Research into critical agricultural science areas like this reach their full potential when coupled with exte

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