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Agricultural Research Service programs generate many publicly accessible data products that are catalogued in the Ag Data Commons. These databases, datasets, and data collections may be maintained by ARS or by ARS in cooperation with other organizations. 

Below are links organized by the current ARS National Programs.

Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Food Safety (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)

Animal Production and Protection
Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
Aquaculture (NP #106)

Crop Production and Protection
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Plant Diseases (NP #303)
Crop Protection and Quarantine (NP #304)
Crop Production (NP #305)

Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Biorefining (NP #213)
Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts (NP #214)
Pasture, Forage and Rangeland Systems (NP #215)
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability (NP #216)

National Agricultural Library data

ARS datasets not associated with current National Programs

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