Dr. Ken Olson speaks of the potential move of ERS and NIFA out of Washington DC (Video)

USDA Secretary Perdue has proposed to move the Economic Research Service and the National & Institute of Food & Agriculture out of Washington DC. This effort caught many ag organizations by surprise, creating concern about the continued effectiveness and funding of these agencies that account for the big majority of federally funded ag research. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Dr. Ken Olson, the Science Policy Coordinator for several animal science organizations, who offers his insights.

DairyBusiness recently posted a news announcement relating to this topic from the USDA. See https://www.dairybusiness.com/deadline-extended-for-new-ers-nifa-hq/