Funding Opportunity - Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC)

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May 17, 2022

Supplemental and Alternative Crops

Canola field, courtesy of Adobe Stock.

Farmer driving a sprayer through a canola field, courtesy of Adobe Stock.

NIFA’s Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program supports projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres of canola grown in the United States for oil and industrial hemp grown for value-added products. SAC supports breeding, testing, and developing superior performing canola and industrial hemp varieties and production practices that result in improved cost efficiencies, reduced grower risks, and wider use in production systems. Research results and technology developed are expected to be rapidly transferred to producers and other users through effective extension outreach and other engagement efforts. This is an integrated research and extension program that will produce results to increase the cost effectiveness and competitiveness of these two crops grown as components of production systems across the country. Applications are due by June 29. For more information, read the funding opportunity.