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ARS 50th Anniversary November 2, 2003 - November 2, 2004 [click for more information] Welcome to the Agricultural Research Service, celebrating 50 years as the inhouse research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
November 2, 2003, marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Agricultural Research Service. ARS traces its heritage to the early 19th century seed-collection efforts of the U.S. Patent Office, but as a USDA agency ARS is only 50 years old.

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Varroa mite: Link to story Tiny mite gets a big surprise.
A natural fungus stops bee mites in their tracks.
Mustard flower: Link to story Mustard could bloom as a pest control.
Spread some mustard on those crop pests.
Scientist talks to college students If you worked here, you'd be home now.
From agronomy to zoology, we offer a host of job and career opportunities.
Science for Kids home page Science for Kids isn't just for kids.
Educators and students of all ages will find plenty at S4K to see, do and take with them.

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