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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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National Programs
Shafer, Steven R
Associate Administrator
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC 4-2154
Beltsville MD 20705

The Office of National Programs (ONP) is the principal organizational component of ARS which, in accordance with the ARS plan, assesses the full spectrum of scientific needs of the Agency, the resources available for reassignment, and program areas which lack resources or which should be terminated. The ONP develops, for the Administrator, options and recommendations for resource allocations and the Budget Division develops those selected into Departmental budget proposals. The ONP adjusts the ARS Six-Year Implementation Plan based on Executive, Congressional, and Agency priorities. The ONP selects research programs to be implemented and recommends allocations of Agency resources accordingly. This includes distribution of base funds, lapse salary funds, and program increases to research units.

National Programs
Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Quality
Crop Production and Protection
Animal Production and Protection
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Last Modified: 11/28/2015
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