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Purdue included in $20 million
USDA climate research grant

By Keith Robinson
February 21, 2011

Purdue University will participate in a $20 million U.S. Department of Agriculture research, education and Extension program aimed at keeping Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded the grant to a team of 10 universities and two USDA Agricultural Research Service institutions Friday (Feb. 18). Purdue will receive $1.4 million for its portion of the five-year project.

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