July 8, 2009
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas’ senior Senator and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the committee has approved $6.87 million for important agriculture research at Texas A&M University. The bill is now ready to be considered by the full Senate.
“Texas A&M is a world leader in agriculture research,” said Senator Hutchison. “This funding will support their continued efforts to ensure food is safe, available, and affordable."
The bill includes the following projects for Texas A&M:
$3.83 million to develop, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Kansas State University, new irrigation techniques to prevent wasteful depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer;