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Boozman, Cotton & Westerman Announce Funding For USDA Funding For UAPB Research

BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE WESTERMAN

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman (AR-4), today announced the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study foodborne pathogens in order to make our food healthier and prevent foodborne illnesses.

“We need to ensure that our food supply remains the safest, most reliable in the world. Investing in UAPB’s research strengthens our ability to protect our food and improve our health. This is critical to Arkansas agriculture and our producers ability to feed our state, country and the world,” Boozman said.

“As our food chain has become increasingly globalized, this type of research is more important than ever. I am proud that UAPB will be a leader in ensuring our food safety and I look forward to seeing their progress and success,” Cotton said.

“I extend my congratulations to UAPB on this grant, which helps to ensure the wellness of our food supply in Arkansas and across the United States. I am proud the Fourth District’s land grant university is taking leadership in this important research,” Westerman said.

UAPB will receive $149,000 from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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