11.1.2017

SoAR to Hold House & Senate Briefings Thursday on New Ag Research Publication

In collaboration with eleven partnering universities, the SoAR Foundation is pleased to announce that “Retaking the Field: Empowering Agricultural Sciences for Health” will be released on November 2, 2017. The report tells stories about exciting advances and innovative research in the zoonotics, nutrition, and food safety from: Colorado State University, Cornell University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of California Davis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This report is the third in the “Retaking the Field” series, which is part of SoAR’s broader education and advocacy to encourage additional federal support for food and agricultural research.

Please join us on November 2, 2017 for Congressional briefings.

·  1:00 - 2:00 PM: Senate Briefing; Location: Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, Senate Russell 328A

·  2:30 - 3:30 PM: House Briefing; Location: House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, 1301 Longworth House Office Building.

We are very pleased that the following researchers will be presenting:

·  Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science, University of Nebraska
·  Bradley P. Marks, Ph.D., P.E., Professor; Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University
·  Melha Mellata, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
·  Carmen I. Moraru, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science, Cornell University

More Stories from the community

Launch of Congressional Agriculture Research Caucus Shows Support for Farmers and Food on Both Political Parties—Just in Time for the 2018 Farm Bill Negotiations

Thanks to leadership from Rep. Rodney Davis and Rep. Jimmy Panetta, the momentum continues to grow for a stronger science capacity within the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). While the caucus will look at emphasizing research programming in the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations, we also hope they focus on the fiscal year 2018 budget and push back on the cuts to the USDA proposed by the White House.

Read More
New Report Details Economic Boost From Federally Funded Agricultural Research as Congress Wrestles With Federal Government Support

Farmers, beset with a plague of economic complications after 2019’s weather calamities, will need more scientific innovation to thrive in the future. A report released today by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation illustrates how federally funded agricultural research generates outsized economic benefits that extend for decades. The report was released as Congress works on federal spending for Fiscal Year 2021 and additional economic stimulus to address the COVID-19 pandemic-generated economic downturn.

Read More
From Controlling Drug-Resistant Bacteria to Improving Gut Health, New Report Highlights Food and Ag Science Breakthroughs at 11 Universities

Eleven prominent research institutions in the United States joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today in urging increased federal support of food and agricultural science. Their new report, Retaking the Field—Empowering Agricultural Sciences for Health, explores the success of research projects funded by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the flagship competitive grants program of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Read More