Davis Welcomes College of ACES Dean Hauser to Subcommittee Hearing
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, today welcomed distinguished researchers from agriculture colleges and universities throughout the U.S., including Dean Hauser, College of ACES, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, to testify before the committee on the importance of innovation and research. This hearing is part of a series of hearings highlighting agricultural research, extension, and education programs.
“Over the course of this hearing series we have seen and heard first-hand the high rate of return from investments in agricultural research and innovation,” said Davis. “I am excited to see stakeholders prioritizing the need for food and agricultural research within our national policy discussions. As we begin preparing for the next farm bill, we will look to these stakeholders and the challenges they are facing to establish policies that will allow our research sector to continue to evolve and grow. I want to thank all of our witnesses for their participation today, especially Dr. Hauser, Dean of the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, for his insight on this topic specific to my district and home state of Illinois.”
Hauser testified on the importance of agriculture research and innovation and the associated policy challenges. Hauser’s written testimony can be found here and an archived webcast of the hearing can be found here. Additionally, a copy of Davis’ opening remarks can be found here.