NIFA Invests Nearly $34 Million to Help Boost Organic Farming and Ranching

NIFA has invested in 28 grants in FY2022 that support farmers and ranchers who grow and market high-quality organic food, fiber and other products through two programs in NIFA’s organic agriculture portfolio: the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions Program (ORG). Eighteen OREI grants help fund research, education and Extension projects to improve yields, quality and profitability for producers and processors who have adopted organic standards. Ten ORG grants support research, education, and extension efforts to help existing and transitioning organic livestock and crop producers adopt organic practices and improve their market competitiveness.

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