Lucas Announces $1.8 Million Agricultural Research Grants Awarded to Langston University

Mar 20, 2019
Agriculture
Press

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture will award Langston University six agricultural research grants totaling $1,806,967 in federal funding. The grants are made available through the USDA’s 1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building Grants program, which helps strengthen the partnerships among HBCU land-grant universities, government agencies, and private industry through the advancement of food and agricultural sciences.

“The partnership that is forged between our state’s land-grant universities and federal agencies is critically important to the development of scientific and agricultural innovation,” said Congressman Lucas. “Langston University has long been an international leader in the field of food and agricultural sciences. These grants will ensure that Oklahoma’s own innovators will continue to advance provide vital research for tomorrow’s challenges.”

The six grants through the 1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building Grants program will ensure that Langston University will be able to establish a large animal testing center, enhance current goat management and education studies, enhance undergraduate academic programs related to biotechnology and horticultural practices, provide training in goat production and market gardening practices, develop a UAV enabled to provide livestock and pasture data, and research the effects of brackish/saline water in goats, sheep, and cattle. More information regarding these grants can be found by visitinghttp://www.nifa.usda.gov/.

Recent Posts


Feb 21, 2024
Agriculture

Lucas Stands Up for Oklahoma Beef Producers

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined an effort to halt the Biden Administration’s rule allowing for the importation of fresh Paraguayan beef, which has historically been affected by the viral foot-and-mouth disease. The USDA’s most recent inspection of cattle in Paraguay was nearly a decade ago.  Congressman Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Ronny Jackson’s (TX-13) joint resolution […]



Feb 20, 2024
Agriculture

Lucas: USDA fails to deliver support to Oklahoma farmers.

Washington, DC – At today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congressman Lucas questioned Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the Biden Administration’s failed Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Congressman Lucas noted that producers in Oklahoma were feeling the negative affects of the ERP 2022 program. Secretary Vilsack questioned this claim, prompting Congressman Lucas to defend his constituents. Click here or […]



Feb 6, 2024
Economy

Secretary Yellen Dodges Basel Endgame Questioning

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lucas followed up with Secretary Yellen on whether Treasury has discussed the impact of the Basel Endgame proposal with the Federal Reserve. When asked a straightforward question on the detrimental impact of the proposal, Secretary Yellen had no answer. February 6, 2024 Lucas: “Are you concerned that the proposal will undermine the […]