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WSSA Appeals to USDA for Restoration of Weed Science Funding

On May 12, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced it has issued a strong appeal to the USDANational Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to protest the elimination of virtually all funding for weed science in the federal budget.

“If the budget moves forward as proposed, critical work that impacts our food and water supplies and our natural ecosystems will remain unfunded,” says WSSA President John Jachetta.

Joining WSSA in an appeal to USDA to restore the funding were the Aquatic Plant Management Society, North Central Weed Science Society, Northeastern Weed Science Society, Southern Weed Science Society and Western Society of Weed Science.

In a letter to Roger Beachy, director, USDA NIFA, the organizations point to some of the most urgent, near-term challenges weed science needs to address:

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