Ag researchers call for funding improvements

Ag researchers call for funding improvements

Agricultural researchers testified on how farm bill investments need to go further during a Senate Ag Committee hearing Tuesday.

Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young says federal investments in ag research have declined by a third in the past two decades and have fallen behind other countries.

‚ÄúThis declining investment means that we are missing critical opportunities to capitalize on the powerful potential of our world-class scientists to conduct the type of high-risk, high-reward research necessary to meet the overlapping and rapidly emerging challenges our farmers face.”