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Speeches and Remarks

Woteki Speech at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU)

Remarks by Dr. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land Grand Universities, November 14, 2016.

Dr. Woteki Discusses Obama's 2017 Budget

President Obama recently unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2017 and outlined his spending priorities.  The administration’s total request for USDA was $155 billion ($25 billion in discretionary funding and $130 billion in mandatory funding), while requests for REE totaled $2.9 billion in discretionary funds.  The request is very important to  REE to continue research, education, and statistical programs

1890 Day Observation

Woteki spoke at the National 1890 Day Observation, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.

John Kinsella Memorial Award, September 24, 2014

Dr. Catherine Woteki, Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture spoke at the John Kinsella Memorial Award, September 24, 2014, The Embassy of Ireland, Washington, DC.

The Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability

Jan. 7, 2015 — Global demand for food from animal products such as meat, dairy and fish is expected to nearly double by 2050 as the world’s population continues to grow. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report released today addresses environmental challenges (including global climate change and limited natural resources) and the growing threat of animal diseases that could hinder efforts to meet the demand for animal agricultural products. The report also identifies factors—the need for trained workers, product safety and quality, effective communication, and dissemination of new information and technologies—that could affect the United States’ ability to meet these demands.

2015 Budget: A World-Leading Commitment to Science and Research

USDA Chief Scientist and Undersecretary Cathie Woteki presents the REE budget at The Office of Science and Technology Policy Budget Briefing

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Dr. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary and Chief Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture attended a meeting of the new Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative held at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. This initiative is focused on making data that are collected by governments open and available for people.

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USDA Deputy Under Secretary Speaks on Science's Role in Safeguarding the World Food Supply

January 2014 - Dr. Ann Bartuska, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE), made the announcement during the "Visualizing the World's Food Systems" meeting in Switzerland.

NC State Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act

USDA Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki addresses NC State to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act.

Watch Dr. Woteki's speech on YouTube.