Nutrient Bioavailibility (W-2002, 2008-2013)

Diet and Disease The food you eat can improve your health and reduce your risk… [more]

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Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use (W-2128, 2009-2014)

Irrigation Strains Western Water Supplies The West is home to some of the… [more]

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Motivating Calcium Intake in Children (W-2003, 2008-2013)

Poor Bone Health Linked to Low Calcium Intake Among Adolescents Osteoporosis,… [more]

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Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring (WERA-1012, 2008-2013)

Precipitation Data in Demand Recent widespread droughts and severe floods… [more]

Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring (WERA-1012, 2008-2013) Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring (WERA-1012, 2008-2013)

Monitoring Rangelands

WERA-040 (2007-2012): This project has provided tools that help landowners and land… [more]

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Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems

W-2185 (2007-2012): This project provided successful, cost-effective, and sustainable… [more]

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Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

W-2122: This project advanced our understanding of bioactive dietary chemicals that… [more]

Bioactive Dietary Chemicals Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

Rural Population Change

W-2005: This project has provided data and insights on demographic trends in rural… [more]

Rural Population Change Rural Population Change
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Nutrient Bioavailibility (W-2002, 2008-2013)

Diet and Disease The food you eat can improve your health and reduce your risk for many diseases and disorders—like cancer, heart disease, obesity, poor bone health, birth  defects, and neurological diseases. Although these diseases can often be treated with drugs and surgical procedures, … [Read More...]

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Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use (W-2128, 2009-2014)

Irrigation Strains Western Water Supplies The West is home to some of the fastest growing communities in the nation, and these growing communities are putting additional strain on already  overdrawn water supplies in the region. A major user of Western water is irrigated farmland needed to … [Read More...]

USDA Snap-Ed photo.

Motivating Calcium Intake in Children (W-2003, 2008-2013)

Poor Bone Health Linked to Low Calcium Intake Among Adolescents Osteoporosis, or thinning bones, is responsible for over 1.5 million fractures each year. More than half of all Americans  over 50 years of age experience osteoporosis-related bone fractures, which can lead to long-term pain and … [Read More...]

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Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring (WERA-1012, 2008-2013)

Precipitation Data in Demand Recent widespread droughts and severe floods in the U.S. are reminders that fluctuations—especially extremes—in precipitation seriously impact the environment and society. For almost 125 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has monitored … [Read More...]

WERA-040 research and outreach has helped rangelands professionals sharpen their skills for identifying ecological sites on rangelands. Photo by Bobbie Davis, NRCS.

Monitoring Rangelands

WERA-040 (2007-2012): This project has provided tools that help landowners and land managers assess the ecological status of rangelands and make management decisions that support the sustainability of healthy rangelands. Who cares and why? Rangelands in the western U.S. form a vast and … [Read More...]

Pentalonia caladii colony heavily parasitized by Endaphis fugitiva

Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems

W-2185 (2007-2012): This project provided successful, cost-effective, and sustainable pest control in agricultural and natural settings by releasing, manipulating, and conserving the predators, parasites, and pathogens that attack harmful insect and weed pests. Who cares and why? Insect … [Read More...]

Salmon is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, bioactive chemicals that promote cardiac health (photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski).

Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

W-2122: This project advanced our understanding of bioactive dietary chemicals that can be either beneficial or harmful to human health, thus identifying ways to improve food safety, prevent common diseases, and ensure that consumers have a safe, healthy food supply. Who cares and … [Read More...]

The ethnic composition of many rural areas is changing as ethnically diverse immigrants seek work and low costs of living in rural areas. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl, Bread for the World.

Rural Population Change

W-2005: This project has provided data and insights on demographic trends in rural areas that are essential for plans, programs, and policies that support sustainable rural communities and promote residents’ quality of life. Who cares and why? As rural places and populations change, … [Read More...]