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ARS Research is organized into 22 National Programs. These programs serve to bring coordination, communication and empowerment to the more than 1200 research projects carried out by ARS. The National Programs focus on the relevance, impact, and quality of ARS research. National Program Cycle

Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality Animal Production and Protection Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems Crop Production and Protection
Human Nutrition (107)
Food Safety (animal and plant products) (108)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (306)
Food Animal Production (101)
Animal Health (103)  
Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology (104)
Animal Well-Being and Stress Control Systems (105)
Aquaculture (106) 

    Water Quality and Management (201)
    Soil Resource Management (202)
    Air Quality (203)
    Global Change (204)
    Rangeland, Pasture, and Forages (205)
    Manure and Byproduct Utilization (206)
    Integrated Agricultural Systems (207)
    Bioenergy and Energy Alternatives (307)

    Plant, Microbial, and Insect Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (301)
    Plant Biological and Molecular Processes (302)
    Plant Diseases (303)
    Crop Protection and Quarantine (304)
    Crop Production (305) 
    Methyl Bromide Alternatives (308)

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