03.26.2017

AgriPulse: Farm Bill supporters challenged to focus on the long-game of science

Farm Bill supporters challenged to focus on the long-game of science

By Bill Tomson, March 26, 2017  

(Published on AgriPulse)

When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law in 1862, he set in motion the development of a system of land grant colleges and helped create the foundation for U.S. agricultural research that’s endured until today…Read more

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