House Agriculture Committee hearing on research title for farm bill March 16, 2017 House Ag Committee

U.S. ag research funding lagging

Witnesses testify in House Agriculture Committee hearing on need for more robust agricultural research funding.

Federal funding for agricultural research has been stagnant over the past decade and has declined in real terms. This is occurring while China, India and Brazil are all ramping up their agricultural research investments, creating a lag that the U.S. must address, according to witnesses Thursday at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on research needs in the next farm bill.

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