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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

1 - Research Tour
2 - Introduction to CGAHR
Introduction to CGAHR

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

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ARS News Articles

New Trap on Tap for Better Beetle Control
Oct 21, 2013
New Trap on Tap for Better Beetle Control
Oct 21, 2013
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New Technology Sheds Light on Viruses
Apr 06, 2012
Better Insect Control When Air is Pulled Down through Grain Bins
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ARS, Industry Cooperation Yields Device to Detect Insects in Stored Wheat=
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Sorting Technology for Red, White Wheat Kernels
Oct 15, 2008
Grain Moisture Measurements May Divert Mold, Insect Infestation
Aug 28, 2008
Helping Wheat Pass the Acid Test
Aug 04, 2008
Key Red Flour Beetle Gene Sequenced
Jul 31, 2008
Fighting a Worldwide Wheat Threat
Jun 16, 2008
Cattle Breed Research
Mar 24, 2008
Newly Renovated ARS Grain Research Center Dedicated
Feb 22, 2008
Soil Scientist Wins Top Honor from USDA Research Agency
Feb 12, 2008
Getting a "Charge" From Bugs in Wheat
May 21, 2007
Space-Age Tools Boost Food Safety, Quality
Jan 19, 2007
Scientists Probe "Fly Spit" for Clues to Serious Wheat Pest
Jan 08, 2007
Dec 01, 2006
How Wheat Kernels "Sing" Is a Sign of Their Quality
Mar 30, 2006
Probing the Genes of an Eccentric Beetle Pest
Nov 02, 2005
Special "Sting" Operation Could Guard Grocery Goods from Buggy Pests
Jun 17, 2005
Wind Erosion Model Transferred from ARS to NRCS
Apr 07, 2005
Agricultural Tool Recruited to Help Fight Malaria, Other Diseases
Mar 03, 2005
Research Agency Announces Top Scientists for 2004
Feb 09, 2005
Key USDA Grain Lab in Kansas to be Modernized
Jan 13, 2005
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Nov 08, 2004
Insect Pests Find Pet Stores Irresistible
Dec 27, 2002
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