02.5.2016

Science Magazine: White House to Ask for Big Boost for Farm Science Funding

By Natasha Gilbert, February 5, 2016

(Published by Science Magazine)

Farm research backers are making some political gains in their push to double funding for the U.S. government’s premier competitive grants program for agricultural science…Read more.

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