03.12.2015

Politico: Agricultural Research’s Big Play on the Hill

By Bill Tomson, March 12, 2015 

(Published by Politico)

It’s a bad year to ask Congress for a 38 percent raise, but that’s exactly what the Obama administration is doing on behalf of a new program that better fosters competition among the nation’s agricultural research universities…Read more

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