Hoeven: USDA Awards NDSU More than $160,000 through Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $160,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds are made available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which supports research, education and extension projects that address critical challenges affecting U.S. agriculture producers.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Agriculture Committee and conference committee that crafted the final version of the farm bill, Hoeven worked to reauthorize and secure support for such programs at USDA in the 2014 farm bill and annual appropriations bills.

“Our nation’s land-grant institutions are a vital part of helping our farmers and ranchers be successful,” Hoeven said. “We continue to support their work through annual appropriations, ensuring they have the resources they need to keep our producers on the cutting-edge of their industry.”

The funds are awarded as follows:

  • NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Department: $149,936.00
  • NDSU Department of Animal Sciences: $10,663.00
  • Total Funding: $160,599.00