Agricultural Research Service

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:

  • 690 research projects within 15 National Programs
  • 2,000 scientists and post docs
  • 6,000 other employees
  • 90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories
  • $1.1 billion fiscal year budget

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