WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today introduced a resolution in honor of George Washington Carver Day. The resolution initiates support for research at land grant universities, which will be funded through the 2023 Farm Bill.
“Alabama is indebted to Dr. Carver for his work to ensure our state remains a hub of agricultural production and prosperity. His research at Tuskegee University showcases the advancements possible through research at our land grant universities and underscores the value of HBCUs,” said Senator Tuberville. “As we begin discussions for the 2023 Farm Bill, I am proud to renew my support for research funding at land grant universities and hope my colleagues on the Senate Ag Committee will do the same.”
Dr. George Washington Carver is a world-renowned agricultural scientist who served as the Agriculture Director at the historic Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. During his 47-year-tenure at Tuskegee, Carver developed alternative uses for sweet potatoes, soybeans, and peanuts, to prevent soil depletion. His research resulted in the creation of more than 300 peanut products, catapulting Alabama to the forefront of national peanut production and restoring Alabama’s farming economies after the destruction of their cotton crops. Alabama is currently the second leading peanut producer in the country, with approximately half of peanuts grown in the United States coming from the Wiregrass region. U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined Senator Tuberville in introducing the resolution, as Dr. Carver attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
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Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.