Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, from her seat on the US Senate Ag Committee, says the University of Georgia will get more than $320,000 from the Agriculture Department. It’s money UGA will use for research into crop protection and pest management.
The grant will allow UGA to study and develop tools to resist the Diamondback Moth, which causes severe damage to crops in Georgia’s agriculture regions.
“Farmers are the backbone of Georgia and this nation, and they deserve all the help and resources they can get to ensure their crops are protected,” Loeffler said. “I applaud USDA for awarding UGA with this grant, which will bolster its premier agriculture research program – which is already a leader in the nation – and help safeguard Georgia crops from the Diamondback Moth and other threats for years to come.”