USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)


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. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:

  • 660 research projects within 15 National Programs  
  • 2,000 scientists and post docs  
  • 6,000 other employees  
  • 90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories
  • $1.7 billion fiscal year budget

Mission: ARS delivers scientific solutions to national and global agricultural challenges.

Vision: Global leadership in agricultural discoveries through scientific excellence


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