The Station's Impact
State and federal investments in research more than pay for themselves. Year round, Americans can depend on reliable and affordable supplies of fresh and processed foods−agricultural bounty that is often taken for granted.
A Continuing Obligation
Abundance is often regarded as a kind of permanent vaccine against hunger. It isn't. Threats to the food supply continue to change. An answer today might not be an answer tomorrow. The efforts of state experiment stations and other research agencies have allowed the United States to produce the most abundant and safest supply of food in the history of the world. The problem of how to feed growing populations is compounded by the fact that the number of farmers is decreasing and growth of housing and other development is pushing farming off some of the most productive land. It will scientific research that ensures the food supply meets the demand and that we care for the resources that sustain us all.