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National Programs
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field researchARS Research is organized into  National Programs. These programs serve to bring coordination, communication and empowerment to approximately 690 research projects carried out by ARS. The National Programs focus on the relevance, impact, and quality of ARS research.
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Office of Scientific Quality Review
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To ensure that we do the best possible and most relevant research, we subject projects to rigorous review before, during, and after we carry them out. Learn more about our Office of Scientific Quality Review (OSQR).


Office of Pest Management Policy
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The Office of Pest Management Policy has overall responsibilities for integration, coordination, and communication of USDA's pest management policies. These responsibilities contribute to the conservation of the Nation's natural resource base and the balance between food and fiber production efficiency and food safety and environmental quality. Read more about the Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) and learn of the various activities for which they are involved.


Research Initiatives
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Research Initiatives are a set of views that highlight important groupings of research.