LIVING WITH IT WORKING WITH IT TREATING IT
We are the U.S. Department of Agriculture's main in-house scientific research agency. For a few examples of what we've done for you, see "ARS & You."
Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table—
Protecting crops and livestock from pests and disease,
Improving the quality and safety of agricultural products,
Determining the best nutrition for people from infancy to old age,
Sustaining our soil and other natural resources,
Ensuring profitability for farmers and processors,
Keeping costs down for consumers, and
Providing research support to other federal agencies.