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ASU gets USDA grant

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LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Alcorn State University has been awarded $1.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote agriculture science and research professions.

Sen. Thad Cochran, who announced the grants, says Alcorn State, a land-grant university, will use the money to improve its agriculture research capabilities and prepare students for ag agriculture-related careers.

Alcorn State will receive $929,901 for its research, extension and teaching in food and agriculture sciences. It will receive another $977,673 to improve food sciences facilities and equipment.

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