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Agricultural Research Service

Agency Info

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.

  • 750 research projects within 17 National Programs
  • 2000 scientists and post docs
  • 6,000 other employees
  • 90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories


More Information


ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:

  • ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products;
  • assess the nutritional needs of Americans;
  • sustain a competitive agricultural economy;
  • enhance the natural resource base and the environment and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.


The ARS vision is to lead America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.

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