U.S. Department of Agriculture


USDA views science and technology not as a cost but rather as a public investment that will enhance the nation's wealth-creating capacity and security. Agricultural research has historically provided significant returns on investment, estimated at 30 to 40 percent in recent studies. If cuts in the science and technology infrastructure are too deep it will take a long time to recover--especially in light of the strong link between research and education, which is a high priority of the President and his administration. A summary of the critical science and technology programs at USDA that are at risk:

EPA Science and Technology Programs

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