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Friends of Agricultural Statistics and Analysis Sign-On Letter Opposing USDA re-organization and re-alignment of the Economic Research Service
On August 9, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to move the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of Washington, DC and the ERS from the research arm of USDA to the Office of the Chief Economist. The letter below to Congress urges the ERS be kept in the Washington, DC area and in the research arm of USDA to maintain the ERS as the premiere agricultural economics research it currently is and to maintain the quality, credibility, and timeliness of its products.

To express your concern for the NIFA relocation, see, for example this sign-on letter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScytQYirpZOLsied1geAWcSyCbho_rSWahP0TBjoQGp-FjOog/viewform.

Please add your organization's name to this sign-on letter by filling out this form. Questions can be directed to Corinna Turbes of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics: corinna.turbes at copafs dot org.

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Signers (as of 9/4/18)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetixa
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
American Association for Public Opinion Research
American Association of Mycobacterial Diseases
American Dairy Science Association
American Educational Research Association
American Malting Barley Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Statistical Association
Association for University Business & Economic Research
Association of Population Centers
Association of Public Data Users
Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
Center for Rural Affairs
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
Consortium of Social Science Associations
Decision Demographics
Department of Agricultural Business, California State University, Fresno
Entomological Society of America
FASS, Inc
Food & Water Watch
Global Harvest Initiative
Hop Growers of America
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Land for Good
Mathematical Association of America
Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mycobacterial Disease of Animals Multistate Initiative
National Association for Business Economics
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
National Turfgrass Federation, Inc.
National WIC Association
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Ornithological Council
Population Association of America
Restaurant Services, Inc.
Rural Sociological Society
Union of Concerned Scientists
US Dairy Forage Research Center Stakeholder Committee
World Perspectives, Inc.
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