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The US Department of Agriculture awarded $11 million to four research universities to study plant genomics and ways to improve the nutrition and health values of important crops. Grantees include North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, and the University of California, Davis. The Coordinated Agricultural Project awards will fund applied plant genomics research and education on using genomics to inform breeding of crops such as tomato, potato, barley, soybean, and trees.

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