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Cutting research in ag could hobble competitiveness

Cutting research in ag could hobble competitiveness

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Son­­ny Perdue made an interesting point about the value of agricultural research during his recent visit to Iowa.

Basic ag research at land grant universities, Perdue noted, is a big reason why most farmers in Iowa and around the United States, despite a tough growing season, hauled home surprisingly good corn and soybean yields this fall. Research, he said, has really been...




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