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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Sun Dec 9, 2012 01:59 PM CST

The country's agricultural research "is not prepared to meet the challenges that U.S. agriculture faces in the 21st century," according to a new report released Friday by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Continued investment is needed for agriculture to keep its competitive advantage, the administration report stated.

While pointing out the U.S. currently remains "the undisputed world leader in agricultural production today," the president's science advisors highlight that farmers and agricultural production face new challenges, including new pests, pathogens and invasive plants, increasing the efficiency of water use, reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture, growing food ...

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