July 21, 2009: Write to your Senator about funding for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) in fiscal year (FY) 2010. AFRI is the competitive grant research program at the USDA that provides funding for fundamental and applied research in the agricultural sciences. The House has approved the FY 2010 agricultural appropriations bill, but now the Senate is considering its appropriations bill. Now is the time to let your Senator know about the importance of funding AFRI.
Please take a few moments to visit the AIBS Legislative Action Center to send a prepared letter to your Senator. Your support for AFRI is needed to persuade Congress to increase funding for the agency so that AFRI-supported scientists can continue their important science mission. It is quick, easy, and effective to send a letter through the AIBS Legislative Action Center, simply go to http://capwiz.com/aibs/issues/alert/?alertid=13540291.