Hoeven Announces $150,000 Research Grant for NDSU

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $150,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to research the impact of the amino acid leucine on the growth and health of calves for both dairy and beef production.

“The researchers at NDSU do a great job of finding new and innovative solutions to help our farmers and ranchers,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funding will help researchers find ways to help newborn calves grow quicker, bigger and be more productive.”

As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure $2.55 billion in the Fiscal Year 2018 agriculture funding legislation to support agricultural research.