Members of Congress champion agriculture research

For the third year in a row, a bipartisan "Dear Colleague" letter circulated through the House of Representatives asking appropriators to provide robust support for the USDA competitive grants program, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) during the FY 2018 appropriations process. Congressman Rodney Davis, (R, IL-3) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D, WA-3) championed the letter, which was signed by 67 members of Congress. Thanks to those members of ASA, CSSA and SSSA who reached out to their Representatives and encouraged them to sign on.