Durbin Pushes For More Federal Agricultural Research Funding

peoriapublicradio.org - 08-08


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wants to spend more money on agricultural research. The Democrat is introducing legislation that would add a five percent funding increase over the next five years. It would go toward program’s like the USDA’s chief research agency, the Agricultural Research Service. The USDA's largest research facility in the country is the Peoria Ag Lab.