Representing almost thirty years of innovative technology development, the Agricultural Research Service's Center for Grain and Animal Health Research (CGAHR) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's main facility for conducting research on measuring and controlling the quality of cereal grains throughout the grain industry.
The center focuses on solving food and agricultural problems in grain production and marketing, alfalfa production and wind erosion control. Our research emphasizes maximal nutritional value, consumer acceptance and end use performance while conserving resourcesand maintaining soundness and overall quality during handling, conditioning and storage.
Located in Manhattan, Kansas, CGAHR is situated in the heart of the Great Plains, which includes thirteen states, that produce more than two-thirds of all U.S. wheat, corn, alfalfa and soybeans. Operating from a 57,000 square foot facility and the nation's only 50,000 bushel capacity grain elevator, the center is composed of five research units:
Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease
Grain Quality and Structure
Engineering & Wind Erosion
Hard Winter Wheat Genetics
Stored Product Insect