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SoAR members are working with policymakers and the public at large to help them understand why a sound, modern research policy is absolutely essential for achieving a host of national priorities—and … [More...]



Federal funding for competitive agriculture grants encourages more investigators both within traditional agriculture disciplines and from many other areas of science to propose innovative, … [More...]


Enlarging the Scientific Circle

In 2008 the United States Congress established the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) in response to long-standing call from the scientific community for a strong critically reviewed … [More...]


Founding Members

Welcome to SoAR! Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR): Focusing our best scientific minds on feeding America and the world. The following are our founding members: The Association of … [More...]


Latest News

Borlaug’s Statue to be Unveiled in U.S. Capitol

A life-size statue of Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution whose research is credited with saving more than 1 billion people from starvation in developing countries, will be unveiled at the U.S. Capitol today. The statue unveiling will be held in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol on March 25, which is also […]

SoAR Seeks New President

SoAR is seeking a leader of significant stature with a powerful intellect and commitment to scientific excellence who can establish the organization as a thought-leader for agricultural research.  The new President should have a strong research background, be well-respected in both the academic and public policy communities, and should be able to relate on an […]