Subtropical Agricultural Research Center faces closure

Hawkes, Logan
October 2011
Southwest Farm Press;10/6/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the anticipated closure of the Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center (SARC) in Weslaco, Texas, operated by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS), due to congressional budget cuts in the country. It notes the risk of the closure on the introduction of invasive species that would affect the national commerce and food supply. It also highlights the role of the center in field research on preventing against subtropical pests and diseases.


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