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The Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA). ARS is one of four agencies in USDA's Research, Education and Economics mission area. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge and solving agricultural problems through its four national program areas: nutrition, food safety and quality; animal production and protection; natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems; and crop production and protection. ARS research focuses on solving problems affecting Americans every day. ARS has more than 2,200 permanent scientists working on approximately 1,100 research projects at more than 100 locations across the country, with a few locations in other countries. ARS has four regional research centers: the Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) in Albany, California; the Southern Regional Research Center
Southern Regional Research Center
(SRRC) in New Orleans, Louisiana; the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) in Peoria, Illinois; and the Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. Innovation and commercialization are the heart of these facilities (equipped with pilot plants for commercial-type research), which have given life to hundreds of products, processes and technologies. ARS's Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Beltsville, Maryland, is the world's largest agricultural research complex. ARS operates the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory in Fort Pierce, Florida, and the U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. ARS also has six major human nutrition research centers that focus on solving a wide spectrum of human nutrition questions by providing authoritative, peer-reviewed, science-based evidence. The centers are located in Arkansas, Maryland, Texas, North Dakota, Massachusetts, and California. ARS scientists at these centers study the role of food and dietary components in human health from conception to advanced old age. ARS's complex role in conducting scientific research for the American public is reflected in its mission, which is to conduct 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 to rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

ARS research complements the work of state colleges and universities, agricultural experiment stations, other federal and state agencies, and the private sector. ARS research may often focus on regional issues that have national implications, and where there is a clear federal role. ARS also provides information on its research results to USDA action and regulatory agencies and to several other federal regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration
Food and Drug Administration
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. ARS disseminates much of its research results through scientific journals, technical publications, Agricultural Research magazine, and other forums. Information is also distributed through ARS's National Agricultural Library (NAL). ARS has more than 150 librarians and other information specialists who work at two NAL locations—the Abraham Lincoln Building in Beltsville, Maryland; and the DC Reference Center in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
NAL provides reference and information services, document delivery, interlibrary loan and interlibrary borrowing services to a variety of audiences.

Contents

1 ARS Culture Collection (NRRL) 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

ARS Culture Collection (NRRL)[edit] Main article: Northern Regional Research Lab ARS maintains a culture collection also called NRRL.[3] See also[edit]

Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations Agricultural Resource Management Survey Germplasm Resources Information Network Human Nutrition
Nutrition
Research Center on Aging National Clonal Germplasm Repository National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research

References[edit]

^ https://www.opm.gov/data/index.aspx ^ http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/arsorganchart.htm ^ NRRL culture collection

"Agricultural Research Service". Archived from the original on October 14, 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2005.  "Image gallery". Agricultural Research Service. Archived from the original on 6 October 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2005.  - An online catalog from the Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service
Information Staff. "Western Regional Research Center". Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  "Southern Regional Research Center". Archived from the original on 26 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  "National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research". Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  "Eastern Regional Research Center". Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  "ARS Human Nutrition
Nutrition
Research". Archived from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.  "National Agricultural Library". Archived from the original on 16 November 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2008. 

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Headquarters: Jamie L. Whitten Building

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*Reports directly to the Secretary of Agriculture **Created from Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

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