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  • Wheat scab widespread after wet Pennsylvania spring (7/29/03)
  • The USWBSI Steering Committee met on Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Chicago, IL. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare/Kennedy (773-693-2323) near O'Hare airport. MINUTES (PDF)
  • January 2002: ARS receives the Initiative's recommendation for FY02 funding.
  • December 8-10, 2001: 2001 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum held at the Holiday Inn - Cincinnati Airport, Erlanger KY
  • January 2001: ARS receives the Initiative's recommendation for FY01 funding.
  • News Release 12/23/99: National Research Initiative Reports Progress on Scab
  • December 10-12, 2000: 2000 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum held at the Holiday Inn - Cincinnati Airport, Erlanger KY.
  • December 5-7, 1999: 1999 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum held in Sioux Falls, SD. ARS receives the Initiative's recommendation for FY00 funding.
  • FY2000 Ag Appropriations bill was passed allocating an additional $1.8M to the Initiative's budget. This increase brings the Initiative's budget to $5.3M for FY00
  • October 15, 1999: Due date for the first submission of FY00 proposals
  • September 15, 1999: FY99 Progress Reports are completed by recipients of the 1999 funds
  • Spring 1999: ARS funds are dispersed to Principal Investigators
  • Press release text 11/6/98
  • October 28, 1998: ARS works to finalize plans for rapid deployment of monies
  • October 26-27, 1998: National Scab Forum, ARS receives the Initiative's recommendation for FY99 funding
  • October 25, 1998: East Lansing MI-Full Initiative Steering Committee endorses the research plan
  • October 24, 1998: East Lansing MI-Initiative executive committee unanimously endorses a research plan and budget
  • FY99 Appropriations Bill
  • October 20, 1998: President signs ominbus bill.
  • October 20, 1998: Senate passes H.R. 2348, the Ominbus appropriations bill with $3.0M additional funds for the scab initiative
  • October 6, 1998: House/Senate ag approps bill sent to President (includes language increasing funding for the initiative to $3.5M for FY99)
  • Ag appropriations conference report includes added $3M, October 1, 1998
  • National Scab Initiative steering committee meeting held September 23, 1998

    - Executive committee formed to facilitate planning and communication
  • House and Senate both report out appropriation bills specifying additional $3M for initiative
  • Secretary Glickman releases additional $ 200 k to Initiative, June '98
  • National Scab Initiative steering committee meeting held March 3, 1998
  • First national scab forum, Minn. MN, Nov 98.

    - Initiative expanded to embrace national scope
  • $1M added to scab research in FY99 ag approps bill

    - $500K for Scab initiative, core ARS budget
  • ARS releases $200K end of year funds for scab research (9/97)

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