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USDA ARS 2017 Annual Report on Technology Transfer
USDA research generated 166 new inventions and 68 patent applications in 2017, according to the annual Technology Transfer Report issued today. Innovations included tornado “safe rooms” built of cross-laminated wood, soybean germplasm with heat-tolerant genes, and tires of rubber made from a flowering desert shrub. The annual Technology Transfer Report lists technology produced through research either conducted or supported by USDA.
“USDA research not only improves agriculture, but it also creates business opportunities and jobs through innovations affecting all areas of daily life,” said Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics “This report illustrates why studies show that every dollar invested in agricultural research returns $20 to our economy.”
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