ASTA Witness to Testify at Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Farm Bill Research Programs

  • On November 30, 2022

On Tuesday, December 6, Dr. Katy Rainey, Associate Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University, will testify on behalf of ASTA at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing titled, “Farm Bill 2023: Research Programs.” The hearing kicks off at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be watched live on the Committee website.

A soybean breeder since 2006, Rainey will speak to the critical role of agriculture research in the 2023 Farm Bill in ensuring a safe and secure agriculture production and food system, which starts with quality seed. In addition to her role as Associate Professor, Rainey serves as Director of the Purdue Soybean Center, and is the co-founder of Progeny Drone, Inc. She serves on the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Crops of the Future Advisory Council, and is involved with the leadership of the National Association of Plant Breeders.

For more information on the hearing, including the full list of witnesses, see the Committee’s press release.