CoFARM has worked closely with the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NCFAR)--http:// www.
CoFARM has also taken part in similar activities with the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NCFAR), http://www.
Through NCFAR Legislative Committee efforts, CSA and CoFARM were partly responsible for the inclusion of language in the 2002 Farm Bill supporting the "doubling" of federally funded agricultural research.
USDA Research, Education, and Economics Task Force--The Director of Science Policy has been nominated by both CSA and CoFARM to USDA's Research, Education, and Economics Task Force (Task Force), which was established in the 2002 Farm Bill to explore whether agriculture needs a new institutional structure, such as an institute comparable with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CoFARM works closely with the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (NCFAR), the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), NASULGC-CGA, and others to meet with and provide educational briefings to Congress, meet with federal agencies, and seek to educate the public about the value of and need for agricultural research.
USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (USDA Advisory Board)--On behalf of CSA and CoFARM, the Director of Science Policy testified before the USDA Advisory Board concerning a briefing on biosecurity recently given by CoFARM to staff members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.