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WSSA Issues Strong Appeal to USDA for Restoration of Funding for Weed Science
Date:5/13/2010

ch through initiatives like the Regional IPM Centers, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program, Crops at Risk and Organic Transitions Program. Funding for these programs was zeroed out in the President’s FY 2011 budget.

“We hope that reason will prevail and that funding will be restored,” Jachetta said. “Otherwise the weed science discipline may be crippled for generations to come.”

WSSA asks that letters of support for weed science funding be directed to:

– The U.S. House of Representatives: https://writerep.house.gov
– The U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
– USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: RFP-OEP(at)nifa(dot)usda(dot)gov, an email address set up for stakeholder comments

About the Weed Science Society of America

The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit scientific society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Weed Science Society of America promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, fosters awareness of weeds and their impact on managed and natural ecosystems, and promotes cooperation among weed science organizations across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit www.wssa.net.

*National Academy of Sciences 2010 Report on “Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States” and USDA’s 2010 “Critical Issues:
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