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October 20, 2020 Press Release

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today announced an $87 million, seven-year award to the BioIndustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) for the creation of the BioIndustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be headquartered at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing a decade of results under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID)’s signature global food security program, Feed the Future, and the need to continue efforts to accelerate inclusive agricultural development and improved nutrition o

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Chair and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Environment, respectively, sent a letter to Administrator Wheeler after the lawmakers were notified of EPA’s intended reorganization of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP).


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