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Obama's USDA: Undersecretary/Chief Scientist Catherie Woteki

With the end of earmarks, the Agriculture Department may need to ask Congress for the kind of authority that the National Science Foundation has to initiate new research facilities on its own, Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Catherine Woteki said in a wide-ranging interview with The Hagstrom Report. Read More...

Woteki: Budget cuts having 'severe' effect on research

Cuts in the fiscal year 2011 agriculture research budget are having “very severe” effects on Agriculture Department research activities, a USDA official said today. Read More...

NIFA director Roger Beachy resigns

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Roger Beachy has resigned, effective May 20, Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Cathie Woteki announced today in a message to her staff. Read More...