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Agriculture & Food Research Initiative

AAU and 41 organizations joined the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Coalition in a March 20 letter to congressional agriculture appropriators to request they provide at least $480 million for the AFRI program in FY21.
AAU supports the administration’s request to fund the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative with at least $480 million in FY21.
This table represents the current status of FY21 appropriations for AAU’s funding priorities at the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, AFRI, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
This table represents the current status of FY20 appropriations for AAU’s funding priorities at the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, AFRI, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The Ag Research Caucus circulated a dear colleague letter asking Senate Leadership and Appropriators to fund AFRI at $460 million, consistent with the House-passed level. The letter is being led by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

AAU joined the AFRI Coalition's letter to the House and Senate Chairs of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees requesting at least $445 million for AFRI in FY20 and commends USDA for requesting $500 million for the program. 

 

AAU supports the administration’s request to fund the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative at $500 million in FY20.
AAU joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation in a letter urging Congress to provide $445 million for AFRI in FY20.