Societies submit funding request for USDA research programs

As budget season moves into full swing, the SSSA, ASA and CSSA Science Policy Office is working hard to advocate for the research funding programs our members are involved in. SSSA, ASA and CSSA sent funding request letters for fiscal year 2017 to House and Senate agriculture appropriations subcommittees that controls funding for the USDA research programs. The letter requests support for intramural and extramural research programs, including the competitive grants program, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), extension and formula fund. See the House letter here and the Senate letter here. See our Budget and Appropriations webpage for updates on the FY17 budget.