ERS has posted downloadable spreadsheet [without commentary] containing data for public and private funding of agricultural research and development cover the years 1970-2008 (public) and 1970-98 (private). Data are available as nominal figures and adjusted for inflation. Click Here
Public funding is based on data from two sources:
- Federal data are from the National Science Foundation’s Federal Funds for Research and Development series
- State-level data are from USDA’s Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).
Private funding estimates are constructed by ERS, based on the methodology presented in “Private-Sector Agricultural Research Expenditures in the United States, 1960-92” (Staff Paper AGES9525).
The research deflator (used to convert current dollars to real) is constructed by ERS, based on the methodology described in Pardey et al. (“U.S. Agricultural Research Deflators: 1890-1985
.” Research Policy 18, October 1989).
Thanks to OFRF for this update.