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United States Agricultural Research Service

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Purpose and Activities

Conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to: ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products; assess the nutritional needs of Americans; sustain a competitive agricultural economy; enhance the natural resource base and the environment; and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

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Established in 1953; ARS is one of four agencies in USDA's Research, Education and Economics mission area. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge and solving agricultural problems through its four national program areas: nutrition, food safety and quality; animal production and protection; natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems; and crop production and protection

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United States Agricultural Research Service

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Location

Jamie L. Whitten Bldg., Rm. 302A, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC United States 20250

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