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Published September 19, 2011, 11:06 AM

Earmark-style authority needed for ag?

WASHINGTON — With the end of earmarks, the Agriculture Department may need to ask Congress for the kind of authority that the National Science Foundation has to initiate new research facilities on its own, Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Catherine Woteki said in a wide-ranging interview with Agweek.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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