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CSREES seeks stakeholder input on the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Media Contact: Jennifer Martin, (202) 720-8188

CSREES is requesting, by February 6, written stakeholder input on the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The establishment of the Institute is mandated in section 251(f) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)). All programs and authorities currently delegated to CSREES will transfer to the Institute no later than October 1, 2009. CSREES has been designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comment from interested parties regarding the establishment of the Institute.

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