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On September 24, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference that explored the role of research and development in agriculture and related sectors, focusing on policies that promote industry growth and rural development.

The Role of R&D in Agriculture and Related Industries: Today and Tomorrow—A Conference Summary
Last Updated: 12/20/07
Cconference participants examined the role of research and development (R&D) in agriculture, biofuels and the food industry. The goals of the conference were to analyze agricultural R&D from a midwestern perspective, explore the implications of R&D for industry growth and discuss the influence of government R&D policies on industries and rural development.