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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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ARS Vision & Mission
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Leading America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.


ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:

  • ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products
  • assess the nutritional needs of Americans
  • sustain a competitive agricultural economy
  • enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and
  • provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

Last Modified: 12/15/2016
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