Societies urge House Agriculture Committee to renew FFAR in farm bill


A coalition of more than 100 farm, food and research groups, including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee leaders urging them to reauthorize and fund the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) in the next farm bill. The letter emphasized that the Foundation, created by the 2014 farm bill, has been instrumental in coordinating and funding research on important agricultural questions. FFAR has leveraged the $200 million it was allocated by Congress to fund more than $400 million in grants, the letter argues, and therefore deserves funding in the next farm bill.