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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service



ARS continually looks for opportunities to partner with businesses, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and universities.  These partnerships are designed to augment research programs, expedite research results to the private sector, exchange information and knowledge, stimulate new business and economic development, enhance U.S. trade, preserve the environment, and improve the quality of life for all Americans.




Breakdown of External Collaborations:


  • Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
  • Cotton Incorporated
  • Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI)/ Texas Tech University
  • National Cotton Council (NCC)


  • Cotton Quality Task Force (with NCC, CQRS, and others)
  • Ginning Laboratories (ARS)
  • Producers
  • Louisiana State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Other Universities: Auburn, Minnesota, Graz (Austria), Budapest

Last Modified: 9/11/2012
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