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USDA seeking input on agricultural innovations

April 02, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is seeking comments and suggestions on objectives and opportunities leading to research goals and informed product goals to facilitate transformative breakthroughs that would help the department increase agricultural production by 40 percent by 2050 while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half.

The effort is part of the department’s Innovation Agenda and includes four innovation clusters that have potential for transformative innovation: genome design; digital/automation; prescriptive intervention; and, systems based farm management. Comments are due by Aug. 1 and the full RFI can be found here.