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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

National Programs
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ARS 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.  

Steve Kappes

Steven M. Kappes 
Associate Administrator, National Programs

Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
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  • Human Nutrition (NP #107)
  • Food Safety (animal and plant products) (NP #108)
  • Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (NP #306)
  • Animal Production and Protection
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  • Food Animal Production (NP #101)
  • Animal Health (NP #103)
  • Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (NP #104)
  • Aquaculture (NP #106)
  • Crop Production and Protection
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  • 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
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  • 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)

  • Last Modified: 09/25/2017
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