U.S. Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise


Warren C. Young (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: POL002000

The United States is the undisputed world leader in agricultural production today, but as we look out across the 21st century, agriculture faces a series of challenges: managing new pests, pathogens, and invasive plants; increasing the efficiency of water use; reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture; growing food in a changing climate; managing the production of bioenergy; producing safe and nutritious food; and assisting with global food security and maintaining abundant yields. Meeting these challenges requires a new commitment to research, innovation, and technology development in agriculture. This book examines the challenges of agricultural preparedness and the required public commitment to agricultural research, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence to address some of the greatest threats to U.S. long-term prosperity and security. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise
(Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology)

Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension: Issues and Background
(Dennis A. Shields, CRS)

The Complementary Roles of the Public and Private Sectors in U.S. Agricultural Research and Development
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Public Agricultural Research Spending and Future U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Scenarios for 2010-2050
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Economic Returns to Public Agricultural Research
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)


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