June 01, 2017

 

 AVMA supports plan for research advocacy

​Posted May 10, 2017

The AVMA is helping support development of a 10-year research plan intended to increase research spending and address challenges in food and agricultural production.

In April, the AVMA Board of Directors approved giving $5,000 toward the project Science Breakthroughs 2030, which was started by Supporters of Agriculture Research, of which the AVMA is a founding member. Science Breakthroughs 2030 is intended to give stakeholder organizations strategies for their advocacy toward increasing Department of Agriculture funding of agricultural research, according to the recommendation submitted to Board members.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is forming the committee that will develop the strategy for future food and agriculture research and produce a report recommending future research directions. The information given to Board members indicates the report likely will be published during debate of the 2018 farm bill.