07.18.2018

Politico: Ag Scientists Identify Landmark Goals as They Push for Research Dollars

By Maria Curi and Liz Crampton, July 18, 2018

(Article published on Politco)

A major report released today from a broad coalition of scientists identifies five key areas of food and agriculture research that should be invested in throughout the next decade. It also marks a major lobbying push to fund agriculture research to ensure a steady food supply for a growing population… Read more

More Stories from the community

The Hill: Agriculture faces a scientific innovation drought

The agriculture sector is critical to the overall U.S. economy, accounting for nearly $1 trillion of our gross domestic product (GDP) and one in 10 jobs. Ag R&D has an estimated return on investment of 20 to 1. But the federal government’s support for the scientific innovation needed by this sector has run dry, and our farmers have lost too much ground to overseas competitors.

Read More