WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 – Today, the Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR) released the first Nutrition Research Roadmap designed to guide federal nutrition research. The 2016-2021 National Nutrition Research Roadmap encourages an increased focus on research that can lead to more individualized advice for promoting health and preventing disease.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public comment on the development of a policy to increase access to the results of federally-funded agricultural research. Dr. Catherine Woteki, the USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) announced today that USDA will receive comment at two live teleconferences and via email through Dec. 9, 2015.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) that will provide more than 500 member museums and science-technology centers with resources to incorporate agricultural science and research in their programs.
The Agriculture Relations Council (ARC) announced the 2015 Golden ARC Awards and NASS' Public Affairs team was this year's top winner for the Public Affairs Campaign Division.
NASS' winning entry, Census of Agriculture: American Agriculture by the Numbers, encompassed the 2012 Census of Agriculture data release campaign that helped bring static numbers to life and provide data users with content and tools to easily access the data they needed. Ultimately, the campaign was targeted to increase interest in and usability of the data, which engaged and built data provider and user communities.
ARC is the only association dedicated to serving the unique needs of public relations professionals working in agriculture, food, fiber and other related industries. Some of this year's ARC winners in other categories included U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, Syngenta, CropLife America, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and United Soybean Board. NASS has earned merit awards from ARC in prior years, this is the agency's first Golden ARC Award.
Woteki spoke at the National 1890 Day Observation, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.