House Ag Committee Holds Research Hearing

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The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research held a public hearing last week on the Agriculture Research title of the Farm Bill. Funding agriculture research is one of NASDA’s priorities for the next Farm Bill. Mr. Richard Wilkins of the American Soybean Association testified on behalf of the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research, which NASDA is a part of.

Research is an important means to critical ends—providing science-based information and tools that help us in the food and agricultural system do our jobs for the ultimate benefit of consumers, the nation’s economy, and the world. The research title of the farm bill represents the nation’s signature federal investment in the future of the food and agricultural sector. Mr. Wilkins testified that “we as a nation are not investing enough in in publicly funded research to permit discovery necessary to regain and then maintain our nation’s place as the leader in agricultural research.”