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Agencies and Offices

Agriculture Research Service

The Agriculture Research Service (ARS) is USDA's principal in-house research agency. ARS leads America towards a better future through agricultural research and information.

 

Economic Research Service

ERS is USDA's principal social science research agency. Each year, ERS communicates research results and socioeconomic indicators via briefings, analyses for policymakers and their staffs, market analysis updates, andmajor reports.

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service

NASS serves the basic agricultural and rural data needs of the country by providing objective, important and accurate statistical information and services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and public officials. This data is vital to monitoring the ever-changing agricultural sector and carrying out farm policy.

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

formerly Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)
In partnership with land-grant universities, and other public and private organizations, NIFA provides the focus to advance a global system of extramural research, extension, and higher education in the food and agricultural sciences.