Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congressional Agreement on Agricultural Funding Makes Closure of Oconee County Research Facility Nearly Certain

University Likely To Get Land

A joint House-Senate Conference Committee last night agreed on an agricultural funding bill that makes closure of the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center outside Watkinsville nearly certain and provides for conveyance of its property to a land grant institution such as the University of Georgia.

The bill includes less money for the Agriculture Research Service, of which the Campbell Center is part, than President Barack Obama requested.