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United States Department of Agriculture

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Background:   The Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit (GFBRU) is one of about 300 research units in the Agriculture Research Service (ARS), the principal research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Vision:   A vibrant, sustainable agriculture economy that is producing high quality food and bioenergy for the USA.

Mission:  Improve the productivity, stability of production, and profitability of wheat, sorghum, forage and biomass energy crops in the Central Great Plains and Midwest. 

Strategy:  Develop improved plant materials and management practices through basic and applied research in plant genetics, molecular biology, plant pathology, agronomy, and rangeland science.  Research is currently focused on genetic improvement of grain quality for human and animal nutrition, forage and biomass quality and production for feed and bioenergy, and disease resistance in wheat and sorghum.

Location:              Grain, Forage and Bioenergy Research Unit

                                USDA-ARS,  137 Keim Hall

                                University of Nebraska - East Campus

                                Lincoln, NE  68583-0739






Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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