March 25, 2018

Senators Introduce Legislation to Clear Maintenance Backlog, Improve Agricultural Research Facilities

A recent press release reviews the Ag Research Act and how it would improve research and training facilities at the University of Hawaii and other schools of Agriculture.

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation to address the significant modernization needs in schools of agriculture and the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) facilities. Schools of agriculture across the country, including the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), face a combined $8.4 billion maintenance backlog. In addition, ARS facilities across the nation face a combined $1 billion maintenance backlog. The AuGmenting Research and Educational Sites to Ensure Agriculture Remains Cutting-edge and Helpful (AG RESEARCH) Act would establish competitive grants to fund renovations at schools of agriculture and direct funds to the modernization of ARS facilities.

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