Stakeholders Ask Congress: Delay Relocations of ERS and NIFA

11/19/2018 - The Academy and other organizations recently restated concerns regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plans to relocate the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. In the joint letter, the organizations asked Congress to delay long-distance relocations of ERS and NIFA and the realignment of ERS at least until an independent, comprehensive cost-benefit analysis is completed and a public hearing is held.

Read the letter from the Academy to the USDA on the proposed changes.