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 Agricultural Research: Animal health programs in ARS - Agricultural Research Service
Across the nation, in Agricultural Research Service laboratories from Pullman, Washington, to Brooksville, Florida - wherever animal scientists are at work - that statement is a constant.
The goals of ARS animal research, in addition to developing the best food animals for the consumer, are disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for animals.
Whether the research goal is a proposed new animal vaccine, diagnostic test, or treatment, at some point its efficacy and safety must be tested on the animals for which it is intended.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3741/is_n2_v43/ai_16682616   (775 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Agricultural Research Service
Research proposals submitted to the Program must be applicable to the purpose of the Program to be considered.
Proposals are invited in the area of biotechnology risk assessment research as appropriate to agricultural plants, animals and microbes.
Note: Individual investigators whose research projects are funded under the Program will be required to attend and present data on the results of their research at an Annual Conference.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/1994/November/Day-16/pr-105.html   (2081 words)

 Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit is a Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture located on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.
The major field site is the Goodwater Creek Research Watershed, a 27 square mile watershed near Centralia, Missouri with the outlet and three field-sized watersheds instrumented for runoff, erosion, and chemical water quality measurements and 30 plots instrumented to determine chemical leaching within the crop root zone.
Research is also conducted at the UMC South Farm and Bradford Farms near Columbia, the UMC Delta Center at Portageville, the UMC Greenley Research Center at Novelty, and on land farmed by many farmer cooperators.
www.fse.missouri.edu /ars   (284 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Children 'harmed' by vegan diets
Lindsay Allen, of the US Agricultural Research Service, attacked parents who insisted their children lived by the maxim "meat is murder".
She said the damage to a child began while it was growing in the womb and continued once it had been born.
Research she carried out among African schoolchildren suggests as little as two spoonfuls of meat each day is enough to provide nutrients such as vitamin B12, zinc and iron.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/4282257.stm   (777 words)

 Agricultural Research Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ARS has been involved in narcotics-related research since 1972, when requested by the White House Drug Policy Coordinator and the Department of State to evaluate eradication options for illicit cultivation overseas, in cooperation with the United Nations Division of Narcotic Drugs (UNDND).
These resources will fund eradication research; research and development of alternative crops; research in estimates of illicit crop cultivation overseas; and narcotic plant identification and chemistry, including cannabis detection/estimation.
Research has been undertaken to determine which herbicides can be made effective on coca.
www.ncjrs.org /ondcppubs/publications/policy/99ndcsbudget/agrres.html   (453 words)

 CPRL Home Page
The Laboratory was established in 1938 by the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station to address wind erosion problems in the Southern Great Plains.
In 1953, control of the facility was transferred from the Soil Conservation Service to the newly created USDA Agricultural Research Service.
Current research programs are focused on sustaining production of high quality agricultural products, while improving the producer's profit margin and protecting the environment of the region.
www.cprl.ars.usda.gov   (170 words)

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With Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service mentors, Fellows work on projects that help USDA and their institutions, such as small farm agriculture, youth at risk, goat research and marketing, and electronic access.
The prime objective is to acquaint the teachers with modern Agricultural Research Service research in a hands-on laboratory setting, thus enabling them to better communicate career opportunities to their students.
Program Used: Agricultural Research Service Nationwide Economic Research Service, D.C. Metropolitan Area Contacts: Human Resources Division Sue Dixon 301-504-11407 Economic Research Service Vicki Smith 202-694-5004 Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) The WINS program was initiated to hire summer students from a selected group of colleges and universities serving Native American students.
www.cimms.ou.edu /~cortinas/usda.html   (1788 words)

 Read about Agricultural Research Service at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Agricultural Research Service and learn ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ARS supports more than 2,000 permanent scientists working on approximately 1,050 permanent research projects at more than 100 locations across the country and five foreign laboratories and more than 150 librarians, technical information specialists and other library specialists who work at the two locations of the
National Agricultural Library, the Abraham Lincoln Building in Beltsville, Maryland, and the Library’s Reference Center in Washington, D.C. The role of ARS is reflected in the Agency’s mission statement:
ARS also provides research and library and information services support to USDA action and regulatory agencies and to several other Federal regulatory agencies, including the
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Agricultural_Research_Service   (321 words)

 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The ARS research program supports the President's National Drug Control Strategy by providing science support to other Federal agencies in the areas of illicit crop eradication, intelligence (drug crop estimates and identification) and alternative crop programs in producing countries.
Research and development of alternative crops in producing (narcotic) countries.
Research into models and estimates of illicit crops overseas to support intelligence community.
www.ncjrs.org /ondcppubs/publications/policy/budget98/agency-01a.html   (452 words)

 ARS Water Database
The ARS Water Database is a collection of precipitation and streamflow data from small agricultural watersheds in the United States.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is a research organization.
These data are being made available to the research community to promote the general knowledge of the processes relating to our country's natural resources.
hydrolab.arsusda.gov /wdc/arswater.html   (398 words)

 Agricultural Research Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of theU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
ARS is charged with extending the Nation's scientific knowledge with programs in agriculture, human nutrition, food safety, natural resources, the environment, library and information services, and other topics affecting theAmerican people on a daily basis.
ARS also provides research and library and information services support to USDA action and regulatoryagencies and to several other Federal regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
www.therfcc.org /agricultural-research-service-15592.html   (173 words)

 North Carolina Agricultural Research Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The North Carolina Agricultural Research Service is the agricultural, life sciences, forestry, and home economics research agency of the State of North Carolina.
The N.C. Agricultural Research Service faculty brings well-trained personnel to the university whose teaching in many specialized fields of agriculture, biology and the social sciences assures the maintenance of curricula of high standards.
The faculty of the N.C.Agricultural Research Service conduct original and other research bearing directly on and contributing to the establishment and maintenance of permanent and effective agricultural and forestry industries in North Carolina.
www4.ncsu.edu /unity/lockers/project/ug_catalog/ugcat97/colleges97/cals97/agresh97.html   (382 words)

 Jornada Experimental Range
We are a group of scientists and technical staff working with a mission to develop new knowledge of ecosystem processes as a basis for management and remediation of desert rangelands.
As a site within the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research network, these activities are built on strong collaborations with other institutions and agencies interested in deserts, desert agriculture, desert ecology, and the management of desert rangelands.
Our program is embedded within a larger research context in the Jornada Basin, the surrounding region, and in other deserts around the nation and the world where USDA, New Mexico State University, and our collaborating scientists work on objectives central to this mission or related topics.
usda-ars.nmsu.edu   (238 words)

 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
About 70 percent of all agricultural research is being conducted outside of the U.S. The Office of
This Agricultural Research Service program is one of the few in the Federal Government that is organized
U.S. agricultural exports are often subject to import duties and non-tariff trade restrictions.
www.hymas.com /government/Agricultural-Research-Service-8b500.php   (765 words)

 USDA:- Agricultural Research Service.
Stabel, of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and a member of the National Johne's Working Group, conducted a laboratory simulation of commercial High Temperature Short Time (HTST) milk pasteurization process.
The USDA ARS researchers found that MAP did not survive their simulation of pasteurization, a result that is in disagreement with almost every other pasteurization study ever conducted, including studies from the USA, England, Northern Ireland and Australia.
Although the USDA researchers may have attempted to accurately simulate the conditions of commercial HTST pasteurization, what they failed badly to simulate was the conditions which MAP bacteria experience in real world milk taken from real-world cows with Johne's Disease.
www.crohns.org /governments/ars.htm   (1518 words)

 AGRIS/CARIS Information Centre Homepage
It was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1974, to facilitate information exchange and to bring together world literature dealing with all aspects of agriculture.
AGRIS is a cooperative system in which participating countries input references to the literature produced within their boundaries and, in return, draw on the information provided by the other participants.
AGORA is available to students and researchers in qualifying not-for-profit institutions in eligible developing countries.
www.fao.org /agris   (132 words)

 FIC : Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's main in-house scientific research agency.
Lasting solutions to these problems are unlikely to have a quick commercial payoff that might otherwise convince private industry to do the research.
ARS frequently collaborates with research partners from universities, companies, other organizations and other countries.
www.farmlandinfo.org /farmland_technical_resources/index.cfm?function=article_view&articleID=29237   (116 words)

 A Home On The Range For Forage Research
A new agricultural research project is looking for ways to prevent phosphorus in manure from running off into the Bosque and Leon Watersheds.
The range is managed by the ARS Southern Plains Range Research Station (SPRRS) in Woodward, and spreads over 4,300 acres.
ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/06/050619194125.htm   (548 words)

 Congressional Research Service Agricultural Report 1991
The US Library of Congress maintains a Congressional Research Service which produces briefings for Congress.
Iraq was the second largest recipient of the U.S. Government-guaranteed export loans and the seventh largest EEP subsidy recipient during the latter half of the 1980s.
According to USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), U.S. agricultural exports to Kuwait during the first half of 1990 seemed to be similar to the 1989 levels.
www.casi.org.uk /info/usdocs/crsfood91/crsfood1991.html   (2863 words)

 Plant Gene Expression Center - PGEC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Principal Investigators are elucidating the components of the signal transduction pathways responsible for the perception of environmental and cellular cues.
The Plant Gene Expression Center is a unique collaboration of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Plant & Microbial Biology Department of the University of California.
PGEC research leaders are members of the PMB Department and research opportunities are available in our laboratories for graduate and undergraduate students.
www.pgec.usda.gov   (138 words)

 agricultural research service resources, deals, discounts, and information.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
agricultural research service resources, deals, discounts, and information.
Services provided by the Cooperative State, Research, Education, and Extension Service of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Edward B. Knipling, Acting Administrator The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency of...
www.doctorcramer.com /find/Agricultural-Research-Service.aspx   (324 words)

 USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine
The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is dedicated to defining the nutrient needs of children, from conception through adolescence, and the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers.
The CNRC is an unique cooperative venture between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and the US Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS).
It is one of six USDA/ARS human nutrition research centers in the country.
www.bcm.tmc.edu /cnrc   (267 words)

 Agricultural Research Service Diversifies Sunflower Traits
Wild sunflowers--whether growing beside a fast-food restaurant parking lot or clinging to shifting sand dunes--are worth their weight in gold to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Preserving The Grain Crop Finger Millet (April 30, 2005) -- Seeds of finger millet, a staple grain in parts of Africa and India, are now being preserved and studied by Agricultural Research Service scientists as part of the continuing effort to maintain...
Wild species seeds, according to the researchers, contain genes for improving cultivated sunflower and bolstering its resistance to insect pests and diseases.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/01/050104080211.htm   (518 words)

 National Soil Tilth Laboratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The National Soil Tilth Laboratory is one of USDA-Agricultural Research Service's network of research laboratories across the United States.
NSTL is unique in its efforts to address the interaction between agricultural management practices and the resultant effect on environmental and soil quality.
This interdisciplinary laboratory conducts research that builds on understanding the processes (laboratory and plot scale) up to watershed and regional scale assessment and application.
www.nstl.gov   (89 words)

 USDA/ARS Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Unit utilizes multidisciplinary strategies and team approaches to address national priorities in agricultural and environmental research.
Implicit in this mission is collaborative research with University of Minnesota, state, and regional cooperators.
Research priorities to achieve our mission focus on nitrogen fixation and phosphorus acquisition, forage quality and persistence, nutrient uptake and recycling, cell wall composition related to animal intake and bioenergy production,
www1.umn.edu /arspsru/plantsci.html   (252 words)

 Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.
NRCS and the Bureau of Reclamation entered into a five-year memorandum of understanding to accomplish efficient use and long-term sustainability of available water supplies for agricultural production, fish and wildlife protection, recreation and other beneficial uses.
USDA Awards $12.6 Million for Biomass Research and Development
www.nrcs.usda.gov   (124 words)

 ARS : Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welcome to the Agricultural Research Service—one of the world's premiere scientific organizations.
Our scientific research solves problems that affect Americans daily.
Every research project is coordinated through our National Research Programs.
www.ars.usda.gov   (154 words)

 From USDA
This beneficial insect was imported and released in the United States as early as 1916 in an attempt to naturally control certain insect pests.
A trap for indoor use that uses light to attract lady beetles and other flying insects was developed by entomologist Louis Tedders (retired) and colleagues at the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, Byron, Ga. The insects become trapped in a removable bag.
An ARS scientific research contact is Ted E. Cottrell of the ARS Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Byron, Ga., tcottrell@saa.ars.usda.gov.
www.ncpest.com /ladybeetlefrom_usda.htm   (967 words)

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