USDA Secretary Announces Creation of Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research

Outlet: USDA

July 23, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of the Foundation for Food & Agricultural Research (FFAR) & the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. The new foundation will leverage public & private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation & partnerships critical to boosting America’s agricultural economy. Research will address issues including plant & animal health; food safety, nutrition & health; renewable energy, natural resources & environment; agricultural & food security; & agriculture systems & technology.