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Agricultural Research Service FY 2004, FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007 Annual Performance Plans
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1 - Introduction
2 - Table of Contents
3 - Goals 1 and 2
4 - Goal 3
5 - Goal 4
6 - Goal 5
7 - Goal 6
Goals 1 and 2

GOAL 1:  ENHANCE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

 

GOAL 1 PROGRAMS

FY 2004

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Product Quality, Value Added

$104,256

$104,632

$97,672

$101,418

Livestock Production

81,798

84,055

63,441

65,485

Crop Production

194,544

196,749

159,566

162,700

 

 

 

 

 

        Total

$380,598

$385,436

$320,679

$329,603

NOTE:  Dollars in Thousands.

 

Means and Strategies:  To successfully accomplish the research activities under this goal, ARS will need the resources reflected in the table above.

 

Verification and Validation:  ARS currently conducts a series of review processes designed to ensure the relevance and quality of its research work, and to maintain the highest possible standards for its scientists.  A more detailed description of the evaluation plans can be found in the introduction of this plan.

 

OBJECTIVE 1.1:  Provide the Science-Based Knowledge and Technologies To Generate New or Improved High Quality, Value-Added Products and Processes To Expand Domestic and Foreign Markets for Agricultural Commodities.

 

Performance Measure 1.1.1:    Develop cost effective and functional industrial and consumer products from agricultural and forestry resources.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

develop new or improved, or more environmentally friendly processing technologies.

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality.

 

develop technologies leading to new or improved products from renewable resources and agricultural residues and wastes.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

develop new or improved, or more environmentally friendly processing technologies.

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality.

 

develop technologies leading to new or improved products from renewable resources and agricultural residues and wastes.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

develop new or improved, or more environmentally friendly processing technologies.

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality.

 

develop technologies leading to new or improved products from renewable resources and agricultural residues and wastes.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

develop new or improved, or more environmentally friendly processing technologies.

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality.

 

develop technologies leading to new or improved products from renewable resources and agricultural residues and wastes.

 

Performance Measure 1.1.2:    Provide higher quality, healthy foods that satisfy consumer needs in the United States and abroad.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality, or to sort by quality.

 

develop functional food ingredients and/or products.

 

develop improved or new methods to maintain quality of food products.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality, or to sort by quality.

 

develop functional food ingredients and/or products.

 

develop improved or new methods to maintain quality of food products.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality, or to sort by quality.

 

develop functional food ingredients and/or products.

 

develop improved or new methods to maintain quality of food products.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

develop new or improved methods to measure or predict quality, or to sort by quality.

 

develop functional food ingredients and/or products.

 

develop improved or new methods to maintain quality of food products.

 

Performance Measure 1.1.3:    Improve efficiency and reduce cost for conversion of biomass to energy.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

develop improved biomass plants, sustainable biomass production systems, and efficient handling and storage technology for biomass feedstocks.

 

develop technology and systems that improve the efficiency, economics, and sustainability of energy production from agricultural biomass.

 

develop renewable energy technology and systems to meet on-farm and remote rural needs and to enhance the rural economy.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

develop improved biomass plants, sustainable biomass production systems, and efficient handling and storage technology for biomass feedstocks.

 

develop technology and systems that improve the efficiency, economics, and sustainability of energy production from agricultural biomass.

 

develop renewable energy technology and systems to meet on-farm and remote rural needs and to enhance the rural economy.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

develop improved biomass plants, sustainable biomass production systems, and efficient handling and storage technology for biomass feedstocks.

 

develop technology and systems that improve the efficiency, economics, and sustainability of energy production from agricultural biomass.

 

develop renewable energy technology and systems to meet on-farm and remote rural needs and to enhance the rural economy.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

develop improved biomass plants, sustainable biomass production systems, and efficient handling and storage technology for biomass feedstocks.

 

develop technology and systems that improve the efficiency, economics, and sustainability of energy production from agricultural biomass.

 

develop renewable energy technology and systems to meet on-farm and remote rural needs and to enhance the rural economy.

 

OBJECTIVE 1.2:  Contribute to the Efficiency of Agricultural Production Systems.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.1:  Provide producers with scientific information and technology that increase production efficiency, develop improved germplasm, safeguard the environment, improve animal well-being, and reduce production risks and product losses.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will develop scientific information that contributes to improved efficiency and environmental stewardship of food animal production systems.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will develop scientific information that contributes to improved efficiency and environmental stewardship of food animal production systems.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will develop scientific information that contributes to improved efficiency and environmental stewardship of food animal production systems.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will develop scientific information that contributes to improved efficiency and environmental stewardship of food animal production systems.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.2:    Develop needed information on the relationships between nutrients, reproduction, growth, and conversion to and marketability of animal products.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

identify underlying genetic and physiologic mechanisms impacting reproductive efficiency, nutrient conversion, and growth in food animals.

 

develop technologies leading to improved marketability of animal products.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

identify underlying genetic and physiologic mechanisms impacting reproductive efficiency, nutrient conversion, and growth in food animals.

 

develop technologies leading to improved marketability of animal products.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

identify underlying genetic and physiologic mechanisms impacting reproductive efficiency, nutrient conversion, and growth in food animals.

 

develop technologies leading to improved marketability of animal products.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

identify underlying genetic and physiologic mechanisms impacting reproductive efficiency, nutrient conversion, and growth in food animals.

 

develop technologies leading to improved marketability of animal products.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.3:      Identify genes responsible for economically important traits, including animal product quality, efficiency of nutrient utilization, and environmental adaptability.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

identify genes and their function leading to DNA tests for use in food animal genetic improvement programs.

 

develop genomics infrastructure and tools that will enhance efficiency and speed of gene identification, and utilization of DNA data in genetic improvement programs of food animals.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

identify genes and their function leading to DNA tests for use in food animal genetic improvement programs.

 

develop genomics infrastructure and tools that will enhance efficiency and speed of gene identification, and utilization of DNA data in genetic improvement programs of food animals.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

identify genes and their function leading to DNA tests for use in food animal genetic improvement programs.

 

develop genomics infrastructure and tools that will enhance efficiency and speed of gene identification, and utilization of DNA data in genetic improvement programs of food animals.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

identify genes and their function leading to DNA tests for use in food animal genetic improvement programs.

 

develop genomics infrastructure and tools that will enhance efficiency and speed of gene identification, and utilization of DNA data in genetic improvement programs of food animals.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.4:    Maintain, characterize, and use genetic resources to optimize and safeguard genetic diversity and promote viable, vigorous animal production systems.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

continue to characterize germplasm of food animals for traits of importance.

 

improve cryopreservation technology for storage of animal germplasm and continue to increase the stocks of germplasm stored within the National Animal Germplasm Program repository.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

continue to characterize germplasm of food animals for traits of importance.

 

improve cryopreservation technology for storage of animal germplasm and continue to increase the stocks of germplasm stored within the National Animal Germplasm Program repository.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

continue to characterize germplasm of food animals for traits of importance.

 

improve cryopreservation technology for storage of animal germplasm and continue to increase the stocks of germplasm stored within the National Animal Germplasm Program repository.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

continue to characterize germplasm of food animals for traits of importance.

 

improve cryopreservation technology for storage of animal germplasm and continue to increase the stocks of germplasm stored within the National Animal Germplasm Program repository.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.5:    Provide producers with scientific information and technology that increase production efficiency, safeguard the environment, and reduce production risks and product losses.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

develop technologies and strategies to manage or mitigate pests, pathogens, weather damage, and/or improve crop quality to strengthen the U.S. agricultural production base and provide higher value products.

 

maintain genetic and genomic databases and make information accessible via standard software from the Internet.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

develop technologies and strategies to manage or mitigate pests, pathogens, weather damage, and/or improve crop quality to strengthen the U.S. agricultural production base and provide higher-value products.

 

maintain genetic and genomic databases and make information accessible via standard software from the Internet.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

develop technologies and strategies to manage or mitigate pests, pathogens, weather damage, and/or improve crop quality to strengthen the U.S. agricultural production base and provide higher-value products.

 

maintain genetic and genomic databases and make information accessible via standard software from the Internet.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

develop technologies and strategies to manage or mitigate pests, pathogens, weather damage, and/or improve crop quality to strengthen the U.S. agricultural production base and provide higher-value products.

 

maintain genetic and genomic databases and make information accessible via standard software from the Internet.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.6:    Improve the understanding of the biological mechanisms that influence plant growth, product quality, and marketability to enhance the competitive advantage of agricultural commodities.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

describe in model plants and crop plants the structure, function, and regulation of agriculturally important genes that control plant composition and yield.

 

improve plant genetic transformation systems to expand their usefulness and improve exploitation of genome sequence information to identify valuable genes in raw germplasm collections.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

describe in model plants and crop plants the structure, function, and regulation of agriculturally important genes that control plant composition and yield.

 

improve plant genetic transformation systems to expand their usefulness and improve exploitation of genome sequence information to identify valuable genes in raw germplasm collections.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

describe in model plants and crop plants the structure, function, and regulation of agriculturally important genes that control plant composition and yield.

 

improve plant genetic transformation systems to expand their usefulness and improve exploitation of genome sequence information to identify valuable genes in raw germplasm collections.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

describe in model plants and crop plants the structure, function, and regulation of agriculturally important genes that control plant composition and yield.

 

improve plant genetic transformation systems to expand their usefulness and improve exploitation of genome sequence information to identify valuable genes in raw germplasm collections.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.7:    Identify genes responsible for plant product quality and resistance to diseases, pests, and weather losses.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

develop new genetic methods and tools to identify specific genes that affect end-product traits desired by consumers, such as oil and grain quality, disease resistance, and stress tolerance in agricultural crops.

 

construct and maintain physical, genetic, and transcript maps to facilitate comparative analyses among plant genomes.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will

 

develop new genetic methods and tools to identify specific genes that affect end-product traits desired by consumers, such as oil and grain quality, disease resistance, and stress tolerance in agricultural crops.

 

construct and maintain physical, genetic, and transcript maps to facilitate comparative analyses among plant genomes.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

develop new genetic methods and tools to identify specific genes that affect end-product traits desired by consumers, such as oil and grain quality, disease resistance, and stress tolerance in agricultural crops.

 

construct and maintain physical, genetic, and transcript maps to facilitate comparative analyses among plant genomes.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

develop new genetic methods and tools to identify specific genes that affect end-product traits desired by consumers, such as oil and grain quality, disease resistance, and stress tolerance in agricultural crops.

 

construct and maintain physical, genetic, and transcript maps to facilitate comparative analyses among plant genomes.

 

Performance Measure 1.2.8:    Maintain, characterize, and use genetic resources to optimize, safeguard, and enhance genetic diversity and promote viable and vigorous plant production systems.

 

Indicators:

 

During FY 2004, ARS will

 

identify, acquire, and expand the genetic base of crops through new accessories to enhance the diversity of plant germplasm collections.

 

strengthen breeding and evaluating of minor agronomic crops that have increasing economic importance.

 

During FY 2005, ARS will    

 

identify, acquire, and expand the genetic base of crops through new accessories to enhance the diversity of plant germplasm collections.

 

strengthen breeding and evaluating of minor agronomic crops that have increasing economic importance.

 

During FY 2006, ARS will

 

identify, acquire, and expand the genetic base of crops through new accessories to enhance the diversity of plant germplasm collections.

 

strengthen breeding and evaluating of minor agronomic crops that have increasing economic importance.

 

During FY 2007, ARS will

 

identify, acquire, and expand the genetic base of crops through new accessories to enhance the diversity of plant germplasm collections.

 

strengthen breeding and evaluating of minor agronomic crops that have increasing economic importance.

 

 

GOAL 2:  SUPPORT INCREASED ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE IN RURAL AMERICA

 

The major thrusts of ARS’ mission are to conduct research that:  ensures high quality, safe food and other agricultural products; assesses the nutritional needs of Americans; sustains a competitive agricultural economy; and enhances the natural resource base and the environment.  In carrying out these research functions, ARS provides economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.  While ARS research has a large and very positive impact on rural America, the Agency has chosen to organize its research programs around the other four programmatic USDA/REE/ARS Strategic Plan goals.

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