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Over the past century and more, research and development(R&D) has contributed to a transformation of the U.S. food andagricultural sectors. R&D has fueled productivity growth,enabling U.S. farmers to do more with less. It has helped U.S.farmers to remain competitive in increasingly integrated globalcommodity markets and better achieve an environmentallysustainable supply of biofuels, fiber, and feed, as well as safe,nutritious, and affordable food. But support for U.S. publicagricultural R&D has waned at a time when U.S. farmproductivity growth is slowing. In what follows we describe theevolving patterns of support for public agricultural and foodR&D, the shifting emphasis of spending within the broadportfolio, and some potential policy approaches to revitalizeU.S. agricultural research.

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: 2013-06

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/150382

Total Pages: 5

Series Statement: Brief

Record appears in: University of Minnesota > International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (INSTEPP) > Briefs

Author: Pardey, Philip G. ; Alston, Julian M. ; Chan-Kang, Connie

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/150382?ln=en

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