March 28, 2019
The Board on Human Sciences sent a letter to the United States Department of Homeland Security expressing concerns about child separation policies at the United States border.
February 15, 2019
The Board on Human Sciences submitted a one-page document in response to USDA Research, Education, and Economics Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins February 15, 2019 Listening Sessions for stakeholders.
December 10, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences sent letters to the United States Attorney General and the leadership of the Judiciary Committees in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives expressing concerns about child separation policies at the United States border.
November 28, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences submitted a response to the National Institute of Food Agriculture's (NIFA) Listening Sessions Input Request. The response was compiled from contributions from BoHS members.
October 29, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences submitted a statement to the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) for the IFHE position statement highlighting the contribution of Home Economics to achieve United Nations' Sustainable Goal 2 "Zero Hunger."
October 19, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences and the Board on Agriculture Assembly join together in sending a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry expressing support for the expanded role of Cooperative Extension in the implementation of Nutrition Education included in the House version of the Agriculture Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2, Section 4033).
October 15, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences and the Board on Agriculture Assembly share comments with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) about the Preliminary Challenge Areas for 2019 and Beyond.
September 20, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences 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
The Board on Human Sciences 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
BoHS Chair John B. Buckwalter communicated the support of the BoHS for the research, Extension, and teaching provisions contained within Title VII of H. R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, as well as the group's support for the expanded role of Cooperative Extension in the delivery of nutrition education through the SNAP-Ed program. Chairman Buckwalter also indicated BoHS support for the expeditious consideration of H. R. 2 by the House Committee on Agriculture and the full U. S. House of Representatives. His letter was sent to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson.
March 29, 2018
The Board on Human Sciences submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The BoHS comments are posted on the Federal Register.