Iowa State receives $20 million grant from USDA

Daily Staff

Iowa State was awarded a $20 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to research the impact of climate on corn-based cropping systems.

The project will work to develop cropping systems that remain productive and resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties.

A team of 42 scientists from the Midwest region will spend the next five years collecting and analyzing data from 21 research sites. Researchers will look at carbon, nitrogen and water movement, and many of the sites will monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

Iowa State’s grant is one of three grants to be awarded nationally. It was announced Feb. 18.