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

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