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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has selected the 15-member board for the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research that will be tasked with leveraging funds to better expand research on agricultural priorities both nationally and internationally.

The foundation was created in the 2014 farm bill to function as a non-profit corporation that would allow it to accept private donations. Congress included $200 million for the foundation that must be matched with non-federal funds for projects. Thus, the foundation would be expected to generate at least $400 million to spend for research projects.

A key question moving ahead will be just how ...

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