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FY 25 USDA-ARS Funding Support Letter

Dear Chairman Harris, Chairman Heinrich, Ranking Member Bishop, and Ranking Member Hoeven:

The undersigned members of the Friends of the Agricultural Research Service (FARS) Coalition write to thank you for your continued support of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in FY 2024. As your committees consider Appropriations for the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for Fiscal Year 2025, we request $1.95 billion in total funding for ARS. A robust federal investment in ARS research provides the foundation for a strong, resilient domestic agricultural and food supply chain.

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