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Ag Schools Say They Can't Afford Budget Boost

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Science  18 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5712, pp. 1031
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5712.1031

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University lobbyists have declared war on President George W. Bush's proposed 39% increase in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's signature competitive grants program because it siphons money from a different program that assured some schools steady funding for infrastructure, salaries, and research on local problems.