Funding from a USDA grant for 1890 Land-Grant Institutions will support 82 projects, including one at Fort Valley State University in Georgia on shortages in sunflower oil. Shown is a sunflower in bloom at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Areas, near Poolesville, Maryland. (USDA photo/Preston Keres)

USDA to provide $33M for agriculture projects at 19 HBCU land-grant institutions

BY: - July 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Monday announced $33 million in funding to 19 Historically Black Colleges and Universities designated as land-grant institutions to support research and education projects. The funding through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will support 82 projects in sustainable farming practices such as reducing use of plastics, enhancing […]