03.10.2017

Kansas Farmer: Spread of Wheat Blast Disease Puts New Urgency on Researchers

(Published on Kansas Farmer)

By P.J. Griekspoor, March 10, 2017

Picture a wheat disease so virulent that it can wipe out 100% of yield on infected plants. Now, imagine that no known chemistry controls it when weather favors disease…Read more.

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The SoAR Foundation Applauds Proposed Funding Increase for USDA’s Flagship Competitive Science Program

The Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation praises the proposed $435 million in FY2021 funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) that was included in draft legislation released by the Senate Appropriations Committee today. This is the same amount included in the U.S. House of Representatives FY2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation.

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