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A strong commitment to federally funded scientific research will boost the Nation's capacity for innovation, agricultural productivity, and economic prosperity. Find out how the federal budget process works and how it impacts you. We track the whole federal budget process, including the annual President's Budget Request, Congressional budget and appropriations, the annual budgets for several agencies, including: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy Office of Science, and issues that impact spending like sequestration and continuing resolution appropriations legislation.

Here we track the fiscal year discretionary federal budget and include letters written by the Science Policy Office on behalf of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America submited to Congress stressing our funding priorities for the annual budgets for several agencies, including: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy Office of Science.

The federal budget process typically starts with the annual President's Budget Request (PBR), which lays out a federal spending plan for research and development (R&D). Then Congress debates the actual spending through the federal appropriations committees.

For more information and in depth analysis on the federal research and development funding go to the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program or read our Chapter 27: Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences in the AAAS R&D fiscal year funding report.

With only a few weeks before the stopgap funding measure runs out on December 8, ASA, CSSA and SSSA sent a letter to...

A coalition of over 80 scientific societies and educational groups, including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, sent a letter...

ASA, CSSA and SSSA joined with over 60 other organizations and educational institutions in delivering a ...

A coalition of more than 100 farm, food and research groups, including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, sent a letter to House...

Since 2007, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program has provided funding for high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. Though ARPA-E historically has received strong...

On September 13, the House passed an FY 2018 omnibus funding package that contains...

Just before leaving for the August recess, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its FY 2018 bill. The bill proposed a cut of more than...

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a short...

Even though Congress got a late start this year, that hasn't stopped appropriators from making rapid progress on spending legislation. At this point, the House has passed all...