Did you know? Just 1.6 percent of the $142 billion federal investment in research is allocated toward agriculture research, according to American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Historically, the amount of funding dedicated to wheat research has been dwarfed by the funding dedicated to other major crops. Wheat relies on public, private and grower funding for crop innovation. Growing the investment in wheat research over time is critical to achieving the innovation needed to sustainably support a rapidly growing world population.

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The National Association of Wheat Growers strongly believes the United States must maintain the strong core research infrastructure for scientific discovery, technology transfer and training of plant researchers that makes us competitive worldwide.

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Without research, the challenges of pests and plant diseases will go unchecked and the goal of doubling wheat production before 2030, to feed a rapidly growing population, will go unmet.

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Collaboration and cooperation among researchers and organizations are necessary to tackling the list of challenges facing the wheat crop.