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TETRAPARTITE 2008 USA COUNTRY REPORT

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TETRAPARTITE 2008 USA COUNTRY REPORT. Dr. Edward B. Knipling Administrator Agricultural Research Service. TOPICS. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Delegation U.S. Policy Environment ARS Budgets Research Priorities Emerging/Continuing Issues Farm Bill. ARS Delegation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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TETRAPARTITE 2008
Agricultural Research Service
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TOPICS
U.S. Policy Environment
ARS Budgets
Research Priorities
Emerging/Continuing Issues
Farm Bill
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ARS Delegation
Dr. Caird E. Rexroad, Jr., Associate
Administrator
Director – Northern Plains Area
Human Nutrition Research Center
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U.S. Policy Environment
Election year – Administration change
Greater policy attention to climate change?
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ARS Budget FY 2008
Third consecutive year with a flat, no- increase budget
Aligns 80 percent of prior-year earmarks ($210 Million) with National priorities; 20 percent ($41 Million) earmarks remain
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Proposed Budget FY 2009
($84 Million) from 2008
Redirects $64 Million base programs to enhance priority research
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Proposed Budget FY 2009
(continued)
Terminates $59 Million in lesser priority base research programs and $41 Million
in prior-year earmarks – closes 20 ARS laboratories
New BSL-3 Avian Influenza facility at Athens, Georgia (planning funds)
Final Congressional action 6 months away, after election
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Proposed Budget FY 2010
Expected to reflect level or reduced spending from FY 2009
May reflect food price crisis and new Farm Bill provisions
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ARS Research Priorities
Human Nutrition/Obesity Prevention
Specialty Crops
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Emerging/Continuing Issues
Produce Food Safety
*Special opportunity for Tetrapartite collaboration
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New 2008 Farm Bill
Modestly reduces crop and ethanol subsidies; establishes payment limits
Enhances trade, nutrition assistance, and conservation programs
Reform farm policy to make it more market-oriented, more predictable, less market distorting and better able to withstand challenge.
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New 2008 Farm Bill
Proposed reorganization of ARS did not occur
New Program Director staff established at the Under Secretary level to coordinate intramural and extramural programs
Under Secretary provided dual title of USDA Chief Scientist
Tasked to set the USDA research, education, and extension agenda (“Roadmap”) and recommend funding levels
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New 2008 Farm Bill
Former USDA extramural funding organization (CSREES) renamed National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), with enhanced funding authorities for competitive research
Specialty Crop and Organic Crop Research Initiatives
Bioenergy Research Initiative
Foot and Mouth Disease Research on Mainland
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A better future
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