Ag private R&D spending continues to rise

The longer term impact of these funding shifts, however, may have negative implications for future agricultural growth.

U.S. private sector spending on food and agricultural research and development (R&D) has risen rapidly over 2003-13, surpassing public sector funding. This is a relatively new phenomenon; historically, the public sector has led funding.

In a new U.S. Department of Agriculture Amber Waves feature, “U.S. Agricultural R&D in an Era of Fal

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