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ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Physiological, Microbiological, and Nutritional Mechanisms to Maintain Animal Productivity in the Absence of Antibiotics
(In-House Appropriated)
Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC) Agreement - Iowa State University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Utilizing the Iowa State University Animal Care and Use Committee
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Inherent Variation in Oxidative Stress Measures in Breeding and Lactating Gilts and Correlation to Measures of Sow Lifetime Productivity
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Animal Health (NP #103)
Development of Improved Diagnostic and Control Strategies for Brucellosis in Livestock and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Diagnostic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Tuberculosis in Cattle and Wildlife
(In-House Appropriated)
Elucidating the Pathobiology and Transmission of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Mitigation Strategies to Control Mastitis
(In-House Appropriated)
Host-pathogen Interactions and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification of Antigens and Host Innate Immune Responses for Control of Johne's Disease
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies for Spirochete Diseases
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New and Emerging Influenza A Virus Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Control Endemic and New Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Viral Respiratory Pathogens of Ruminants
(In-House Appropriated)
Virulence Mechanisms, Microbiome Changes and Control Strategies for Priority Bacterial Infections in Swine
(In-House Appropriated)
Characterization of Influenza at the Human and Swine Interface
(Cooperative Agreement)
Online Algorithms to Identify Reassortment and Genetic Novelty in Genomic Influenza A Virus Surveillance Data
(Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Virus Isolates from the USDA Swine Influenza A Virus Surveillance System
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development and Validation of TB Diagnostics for Deer and Cattle that have been Vaccinated with BCG
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Experimental Infections of Elk With SARS-CoV-2
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Response to APHIS SARS-CoV-2 Research Priorities Phase 1 (VPR)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
SARS-CoV-2 White-tailed Deer Infection Dynamics and Antibody Persistence
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Severe acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Research Priorities
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
TB Diagnostics in Vaccinated Cattle and Deer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Study of Influenza A Viruses in the Swine Host
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
The Study of Influenza A Viruses in the Swine Host
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA Influenza A Virus in Swine Surveillance System – Genomic Epidemiology and Evolution
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessment of Biochar- Chronic Wasting Disease Interactions and the Feasibility of Using Biochar to Reduce Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Continued Development of an Immunological Toolkit and Profile for Bottlenose Dolphins
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Defining Antagonism Hierarchy of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus for Live Vaccines Design
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Testing of Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis Diva Vaccines in Dairy Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Mucosal, Polyanhydride-based Nanoparticle Vaccine for Use Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in the Neonate
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
mRNA-LNP Vaccines for Pandemic Preparedness
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Safe and Broadly Cross-Protective Live Attenuated Influenza Virus Vaccine for Use in Swine
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transmission Bottlenecks and Within-host Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza A Virus
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
16S Metagenomic Sequencing Analysis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Algorithms to Identify Novel Influenza A Viruses in Genomic Surveillance Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Assessing the Potential Transmissibility of Bovine and Cervid Prions with a Human Prion Protein-based Model
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of Influenza at the Human and Swine Interface
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Transgenic Mouse that Expresses the Bovine Prion Polymorphism T231
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Wireless Sensors for Detecting Misfolded Prion Proteins and Rumen pH of Deer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Evolution of Influenza A Virus in Swine in Brazil
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Facilitated Expert Gap Analysis and Review of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Generation of a Transposon Mutant Library of Mycoplasma Mycoides Subspecies Mycoides
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Host-pathogen Interactions and Control Strategies for Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens in Cattle
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation of a PRNP Polymorphism on Susceptibility to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Pathogenesis of Swine Acute Diarrhea Syndrome Coronavirus
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of a Pan-genotypic Influenza A Virus Antisense Locked Nucleic Acid Oligonucleotide (LNA) as a Preventative and Therapeutic in Swine
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Analysis of Genetic Factors that Increase Foodborne Pathogen Fitness, Virulence, and Antimicrobial Resistance Transfer, to Identify Interventions against Salmonella and Campylobacter in Food Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Non-Antibiotic Strategies to Limit Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and Antimicrobial Resistance Transmission in Food Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Cooperative Agreement)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Cooperative Agreement)
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Neonatal Immunomodulation to Improve Disease Resistance in Animals
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Precision Bacteriophage Identification Through Machine Learning for Mitigating Persistent Colonization of Shiga Toxin
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of New Swine Reagents to Broaden Our Understanding of Immune Cell Identity and Function
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Computational Analysis of Host, Bacteria, and Microbiome for Development of Strategies to Enhance Health and Food Safety
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Revealing Mechanisms for Internal Salmonella Colonization and Persistence in Porcine Lymphoid and Fat Tissues
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Water Availability and Watershed Management (NP #211)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Improved Management of Nutrients, Water, Agrochemicals, and Energy to Enhance Agriculture System Sustainability
(In-House Appropriated)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Optimizing Carbon Management for Enhancing Soil and Crop Performances
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Assessing the Effects of Conservation Practices on Crop Yield, Water Quality, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. Corn Belt
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Getting to the ROOT of the Corn Yield Drag Following Cover Crops: A Cereal Rye Residue Manipulation Experiment
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Commercial Farm-field Network to Quantify Emissions and Carbon Storage from Agricultural Bio-energy Feedstock Production
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Swine Carcass Staging Risk Mitigations Study
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Biogeochemical Consequences of Updating an Aging Agricultural Infrastructure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Field Scale Assessment of Factors Controlling Corn and Soybean Production Efficiency
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Mapping Subsoil Fragipan Breakdown by Ryegrass Cover Cropping
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Grass, Forage, and Rangeland Agroecosystems (NP #215)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Managing Energy and Carbon Fluxes to Optimize Agroecosystem Productivity and Resilience
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable and Resilient Cropping Systems for Midwestern Landscapes
(In-House Appropriated)
Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Watersheds through Optimized Management and Technology
(In-House Appropriated)
The USDA ARS Climate Hubs – Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability by Impactful Development and Communication of Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Practices – Ames, Iowa
(In-House Appropriated)
Support and Enhancement of CEAP Databases
(Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating and Projecting Spring Freeze Risk to Midwest Specialty Crops
(Grant)
Midwest Ag Climate Tool Development
(Grant)
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands), AMU
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Determining Impact of Pre-Event Information on Agricultural Resilience and Loss Mitigation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2020 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), Agricultural Research Service Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands)
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
FY 2021 Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) - Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on Croplands) - NLAE
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
NRCS Climate Mitigation Outreach and Education
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Elements: Agricultural Cyber-infrastructure Support for Field and Grid Modeling, and Runtime Decision-making
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Novel Manure Management Technologies: Reducing Odors, Producing Slow-release Fertilizers, and Providing Ecosystem Services
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Performance Evaluation of Saturated Buffers in South Fork Watershed
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Quantifying Soil Health in the Des Moines Lobe Under a Wide Range of Management Scenarios Using the Oklahoma Mobile Kits
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Tile Detection at the ACRES Facility of Purdue University
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Watershed-scale Phosphorus Inputs from Streambanks
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Smart Strategies by Bolstering the Extension to Midwest Climate Hub Connection
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Getting to the ROOT of the Corn Yield Drag Following Cover Crops: A Cereal Rye Residue Manipulation Experiment
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Integrated Midwest Partnerships for Actionable Climate Tools and Training (IMPACT2): Supporting System Transformation on Working Lands
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Fellowship (CAMF): Peer-to-Peer Learning for Farmers and Agricultural Advisors
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Agroecosystem Sustainability in Upper Mississippi River Basin: Crop, Soil, and Water Resources
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Iowa State University Extension Climate Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Midwest Climate Hub Extension Liaison
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Purdue University - Midwest Regional Climate Center, Agricultural Climatology Data and Tools
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
University of Minnesota Extension Climate for Tribal and Under - Resourced Farmers
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Water and Light Use Efficiency of Native Grasses in a Silvopasture System
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Interactive Effects of Mycotoxins, Peroxidized Soybean Oil, and Oxidized Protein on Measures of DNA, Lipid, and Protein Damage in Nursery Pigs
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Germplasm Adaptation and Genetic Enhancement of Maize for Climate Resiliency in the United States
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Maize Production with Crop Growth Models and Cross Compatibility Systems
(In-House Appropriated)
Leveraging Crop Genetic Diversity and Genomics to Improve Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Soybean
(In-House Appropriated)
MaizeGDB - Database and Computational Resources for Maize Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding Research
(In-House Appropriated)
Management of Crop Genetic Resources and Descriptive Information
(In-House Appropriated)
Regulatory Networks in Cereal Host-Fungal Pathogen Interactions
(In-House Appropriated)
SoyBase and the Legume Information System - Information Infrastructure and Research for Legume Crop Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Breeding Corn to Enable Organic Seed Production - Illinois
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Corn to Enable Organic Seed Production - Iowa
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Corn to Enable Organic Seed Production - Puerto Rico
(Cooperative Agreement)
Temporal Control of Immunity to Powdery Mildew in Barley
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Corn to Enable Organic Seed Production
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Temporal Control of Immunity to Powdery Mildew in Barley
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
RCN: Reimagining a Sustainable Data Network to Accelerate Agricultural Research and Discovery
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Combination of Major Genes for Improvement of Organic Specialty Corn Varieties (CoMGI)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Developing the Perfect Molecular Markers and New Germplasm for Rapid Incorporation of Resistance to Soil Borne Pathogens in Soybean (Year 4)
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Enhancing Educational Outcomes for Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Use
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization and Exploration of Adapted GEM Germplasm for Key Adaptation Related Traits
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of a Pan Genome MaizeMine, a Flexible Data Warehouse and Analysis System for Exploring the Maize Pan Genome
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Legume Information System and Network - a Legume Bioinformatics Resource
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenotypic Characterization of Exotic Derived Doubled Haploid Lines
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sequencing, Mapping, and Analysis of Maize Genomes and Variant Data Important to Maize Breeding Programs
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tools and Resources to Explore Maize Multi-omics Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of GxE in Diverse Maize Hybrids
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Crop Protection & Quarantine (NP #304)
Ecologically-based Management of Arthropods in the Maize Agroecosystem
(In-House Appropriated)
Advancing insect pest management for soybeans: Combating the soybean gall midge and restoring susceptibility to insecticide resistant insects
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Detecting Insecticide-Resistant Aphids before Field Failures Cost Farmers
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Insect Resistance Management: Evaluating the Impact of Blended Refuges and the VIP3A Bacillus Thuringiensis Toxin on Western Bean Cutworm
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)