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Construction continues on new agriculture research technology center in Salinas
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Construction continues on new agriculture research technology center in Salinas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture continued construction on a new agriculture research technology center in east Salinas.The center will research the sustainable production of crops.It will be run by the Agricultural Research Service.The ARS is the USDA's research agency. The ARS estimated that every $1 in agriculture research results in $20 of economic impact.Work on the site originally began in 2020 when it had a virtual and live groundbreaking.The facility will be an addition to the ARS's crop improvement and protection research laboratory that was at the site.The USDA said the updated facility will be cutting-edge and include laboratories, greenhouses and extra capacity for scientists.UC Davis has been a partner with the ARS for almost 100 years. The USDA said the new facilit...