September 20, 2018
CARET joins with other agricultural research stakeholders in sponsoring a webinar, USDA RESEARCH RELOCATION AND REORGANIZATION: Perspectives from Former USDA Chief Scientists and Administrators (an audio version of the webinar is contained within this link), in which the following panelists participated:
The Honorable Catherine E. Woteki, Former Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U. S. Department of Agriculture
The Honorable Gale A. Buchanan, Former Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Susan Offutt, Former Administrator, Economic Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
The Honorable Stephen Censky, Deputy Secretary, U. S. Department of Agriculture
September 6, 2018
CARET joins more than 125 other agricultural research stakeholders in signing a letter to Congress expressing serious concerns with the Administration's proposal to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital Region and urged the leadership of the House and Senate authorizing and appropriating committees to delay the proposed relocation until the questions and concerns raised by NIFA's stakeholders can be fully addressed.
April 16, 2018
CARET Chairwoman Louise Beaman communicates CARET's support for the research, Extension, and teaching provisions of Title VII in H. R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, as well as the expanded role that the measure envisions for Cooperative Extension in the delivery of nutrition education through the SNAP-Ed program. She also encouraged the expeditious consideration of the legislation by the House Committee on Agriculture and the full U. S. House of Representatives. A copy of her letter can be found here.