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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