Agricultural R&D yields very high returns, but total public and private spending has stalled. Innovative funding approaches combining private and public funds to finance publicly performed research could revitalize U.S. agricultural R&D.

What Can Be Done to Reinvigorate U.S. Agricultural Research?  Pardey, Philip G., Julian M. Alston, and Connie Chan-Kang. ARE Update, Jul/Aug, 2013