Soy growers urge funding for food research in 2018 budget


Soy growers urge funding for food research in 2018 budget

(Saint Louis)–Soy growers are asking Congress that $425 million be included in the FY 2018 budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Research Initiative (AFRI).
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and several other agriculture organizations signed onto a letter this week to Chairman John Hoeven and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, and Chairman Robert Aderholt and Ranking Member Sanford Bishop of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, reiterating the importance of the program to keep American agriculture competitive and moving forward.

“All of agriculture needs innovation,” the groups state in the …

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