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CAFNR Research Digest
CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // Nov. 3, 2022 // 4(22)
Feature Story
$8 Million Grant Will Expand National Swine Resource and Research Center at CAFNR (click to read)
$8 Million Grant Will Expand National Swine Resource and Research Center at CAFNR »

NIH grant will support research with genetically modified pigs to study human diseases

After decades of basic research that led to successful scientific innovations, Randall Prather and his team of investigators at the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC) at the University of Missouri have become the go-to source for genetically modified pigs used by researchers across the United States to study various diseases that impact humans.

Research Highlights
Missouri Foundation Seed Planted for Growth (click to read)
Missouri Foundation Seed Planted for Growth »

Modernization project is underway

Missouri Foundation Seed was established in1944 as an avenue for the University of Missouri to take new plant breeds created by CAFNR researchers to market while also providing the highest quality seeds to Missouri farmers. Thanks to new funding from the state of Missouri, it has the opportunity to thrive.

“Foundation Seed hasn’t seen anything like this ever,” said Jeffrey McHugh, director of Missouri Foundation Seed. “It’s always been sweat equity.”

Research Roars

Bill McKelvey Receives David E. Baker Distinguished Extension Programmatic Leadership Award

Bill McKelvey, senior program coordinator in the Division of Applied Social Sciences, received the 2022 David E. Baker Distinguished Extension Programmatic Leadership Award as part of this year’s Extension and Engagement Week.

CAFNR faculty members have received the following recent grants (listed by Principal Investigator):

Randy Prather, Testing the Contributions of Airway Submucosal Glands and surface Epithelia to Lung Health, University of Iowa, 4/1/22-3/31/23, $89,211

Grant Tips

Congress Takes Steps to Continue Grant Awards During Budget Negotiations

Public Law No: 117-180 passed

This division provides continuing FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies through Dec. 16 or the enactment of the applicable appropriations act. It is known as a continuing resolution and prevents the government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the FY2023 appropriations bills were not enacted when FY2023 began Oct. 1.

The continuing resolution funds most programs and activities at the FY2022 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations for various programs. Section 101 provides FY2023 appropriations to federal agencies for continuing projects or activities at the levels and under the conditions included in specified FY2022 appropriations acts.

NIH will operate under this continuing resolution.

NIH Institutes and/or Centers may, at their discretion, issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award. Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2023 appropriations are enacted, but NIH expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.  NOT-OD-23-005

In the News

More Missouri farmers growing peanuts
High Plains Journal

Agriculture researcher predicts ‘perfect storm’ for high grocery prices nationwide
The Center Square

Voters to decide on legalizing recreational marijuana with Amendment 3

National Swine Facility to Expand

Grant provides $25 million for Missouri farmers to adopt climate-smart practices
Columbia Missourian