History of Research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Research Service
This timeline represents the history of agricultural research accomplishments by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists since the department was formed in 1862.
The timeline is arranged in chronological order by decade starting from the creation of USDA and features stories containing details on selected ARS research. Also, included is legislative history of laws important to agriculture, food safety, nutrition, and the environment.
For your convenience, the timeline can also be viewed in one file of the complete history without photos.