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ASAS responds to proposed presidential budget

For Immediate Release

ASAS Responds to Proposed Presidential Budget and Associated Cuts to Research Budgets

The American Society of Animal Science, in the interest of science and worldwide food security, respectfully encourages the President to reconsider massive funding cuts to USDA and NIH. Read more »


New report on impact of investing in ag research and extension

By ASAS Public Policy Committee

August 29, 2016 – A new report, “New Insights on the Impacts of Public Agricultural Research and Extension,” discusses the importance of public investment in agricultural research and extension activities. While the U.S. has been a leader in science-based increases in agricultural productivity for most of the 20th century, growth in public funding for agricultural research declined by 20% from 1995-1998, rebounded slightly through 2006, and then further declined during the economic recession since 2009. In contrast, Brazil and China have been investing heavily in agricultural research. Read more »

Charles Valentine Rileywas a major 19th century figure who possessed a vision for enhancing the success of agriculture through new scientific knowledge.

Riley Memorial Foundation hosts meeting on unified message

By Lowell Randel, ASAS Washington Representative

December 28, 2015 – On December 9th, the Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) hosted a meeting with representatives from scientific societies to discuss efforts to develop a unified message in support of agricultural research. The meeting was held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and included a broad group of scientific societies. Read more »


Leveraging Innovation to Feed the Future

By Deb Hamernik and Penny Riggs, ASAS Public Policy Committee

In May 2015, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report, “Leveraging Innovation to Feed the Future.” The report describes current challenges to the global food system and recommends specific actions for the United Stated to double investments in agricultural and food research over the next 10 years. Read more »

ARS has launched its newly redesigned and reformatted AgResearch magazine.

ARS debuts new, digital magazine

By Jan Suszkiw, ARS Public Affairs Specialist

April 1, 2015 – Agricultural Research has been a flagship publication of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) since 1953. This month, ARS debuts a new, all-digital version of the magazine called AgResearch that will make better use of information delivery and technology to meet the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy, time-pressed global audience.

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