Hoeven: USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million to NDSU for Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two grants totaling $2,197,839 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds are made available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and are awarded as follows:

• $2,147,839 – To improve management of existing cropping systems, increase long-term productivity with innovative seeding and develop methods to reduce fertilizer costs.
• $50,000 – To support the study of biotic stress on wheat and work to discover ways to make wheat more resistant to pests and disease.

“North Dakota has a strong agriculture industry, and it’s important to invest in research that will help our food producers maintain an edge,” Hoeven said. “NDSU is a world-class research institution making remarkable advances, and this grant will help its researchers unlock solutions to problems in food and agriculture.”