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National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Farm Bill) calls for NIFA to become the National Institute of Food and Agriculture by October 1, 2009.  All current authorities administered by NIFA will be transferred to the new institute, which will be led by a presidentially-appointed director.

NIFA issued a Federal Register notice on January 5, 2009, that ran through February 6, 2009, to solicit external comments. The agency appreciates all the comments that were submitted. They can be found on regulations.gov.

This page will continue to be updated when new information about the transition becomes available.