Clemson Seeks State Funding to Improve Extension Program

🕔Jan 18, 2019A ninth-generation farmer whose family began farming on John’s Island in 1725, Thomas Legare knows a thing or two about the business, and he told state legislators this week that […]

Ag Research: Questionable Changes in Land-Grant University Funding

🕔Dec 27, 2018While funding for agricultural commodity programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program captured most of the attention during the development of and wrangling over the budget for the farm bill, […]

Illinois: Gov. Rauner Releases Additional $5 Mln to Extension

🕔Jun 22, 2018Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the release of $16 million in agriculture grants on Friday, including $5 million for University of Illinois Extension services. The announcement was made at Stremsterfer Farms […]

Ag Research and Public Funding: Maybe It’s Time for a Shift

🕔Sep 29, 2017Since the Hatch Act was enacted in 1887, public funding of agricultural research has been a U.S. priority and often is cited as a cornerstone for U.S. agricultural abundance. Public […]

U.S. Ag Suffers from Loss of Public Funding for R&D

🕔Nov 21, 2016Unlike in many other parts of the U.S. economy, the public sector rather than the private sector has historically been the dominant player in the conduct of research and development […]

USDA Announces $26M Investment to Spur Agricultural Innovation

🕔Sep 9, 2016Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural […]

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