Academy Encourages Congress to Co-sponsor the Agriculture Research Integrity Act

05/10/2019 - The Academy sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to add their support to H.R. 1221, the Agriculture Research Integrity Act. The bill would require the USDA to keep the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the capital area and keep ERS within the purview of the Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics.

The location of ERS and NIFA in the capital region is imperative to ensure food and agriculture research is well represented in strategic discussions and intra-agency collaboration.