NSF ranks AgriLife Research first in agricultural sciences expenditures

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation.

The ranking marks the second year in a row the agency has topped almost 200 universities nationwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, AgriLife Research director at College Station.

AgriLife Research, part of the Texas A&M University System, accounted for more than $179 million of the more than $3.35 billion spent on agricultural research by more than 35 U.S. universities, surpassing the University of Florida, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of California-Davis and Purdue University in the top five positions.

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