Action Alert – America Grows Act


The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) are pleased to pass along an Action Alert released by the American Society for Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) in support of new legislation introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). The America Grows Act would significantly increase the federal investment in agricultural research and development.

Read the letter in support of this legislation. Signatories include dozens of organizations, including PSRN members: the American Horticulture Science Society, the American Phytopathological Society, ASA, CSSA, SSSA, and ASPB.

The America Grows Act (S. 2458) would authorize a five percent inflation-adjusted annual increase for the next five years for agricultural research in the following USDA agencies:

  • National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
  • Economic Research Service (ERS)
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Support research funding and email your Senators today asking them to show their commitment to American agricultural leadership by co-sponsoring the America Grows Act.

We encourage you to personalize your email message to your Senators as much as possible. Include information about yourself and how USDA research funding impacts you, your lab, or their state. Messages with personalized information are much more likely to make an impact and get noticed.

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