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Societies call to double agriculture research funding

ASA, CSSA and SSSA joined with over 60 other organizations and educational institutions in delivering a consensus document to House and Senate agriculture leadership with priority recommendations for the Research, Education, and Extension Title of the 2018 Farm Bill. The letter includes ten recommendations including a request to double the USDA research, education, and extension’s budget to $6 billion during the five-year life of the 2018 Farm Bill. It also presents policy recommendations focused on improving the coordination, oversight, efficiency, competitiveness, and responsiveness of our nation’s public agricultural research, education, and extension system.