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The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) was established on November 2, 1953 under the Secretary of Agriculture’s Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953. ARS is the principal in-house research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. It provides information access and dissemination to ensure high-quality safe food and other agricultural products; assess the nutritional needs of Americans; sustain a competitive agricultural economy; enhance the natural resource base and the environment; and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.
Research activities are carried out at 103 domestic locations (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and 5 overseas locations. Much of this research is conducted in cooperation with partners in State universities and experiment stations, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. National Programs, headquartered in Beltsville, MD, is the focal point in the overall planning and coordination of ARS' research programs. Day-to-day management of the respective programs for specific field locations is assigned to eight area offices.
ARS also includes the National Agricultural Library (NAL), which is the primary resource in the United States for information about food, agriculture, and natural resources, and serves as an electronic gateway to a widening array of scientific literature, printed text, and agricultural images. NAL serves USDA and a broad customer base including policymakers, agricultural specialists, research scientists, and the general public. NAL works with other agricultural libraries and institutions to advance open and democratic access to information about agriculture and the Nation's agricultural knowledge.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Information...
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to seek approval to collect information in support of research and related activities.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Form AD-761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention that expires October 31, 2022.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Agricultural Library's (NAL) intent to request an extension of currently approved information collection form related to the Animal Welfare Information Center's (AWIC) workshop, Meeting the Information...
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks comments on the intent of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) to renew an information collection that expires October 31, 2021. The collection is conducted to obtain information about uses of the facilities, grounds, programs, and services, including information pertaining to the collection of fees...
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Washington State Crop Improvement Association, Inc. of Pullman, Washington, an exclusive license to the variety of chickpea described in Plant Variety Protection Application Number 201900296, `CA0790B0043C,' applied for on August 5,...
Notices of Prospective Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Domestic or Foreign Licenses of Government-Owned Inventions
Currently, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) publishes notices of prospective exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive domestic or foreign licenses of Government owned inventions of USDA (including, but not limited to, Agricultural Research Service, Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in the Federal Register.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to SPIRITWOOD INGREDIENTS, LLC of FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 10,021,882, ``VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS FROM SMALL GRAINS, METHOD OF MAKING AND USES THEREOF,'' issued on July 17, 2018.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to BSURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. of HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 16/444,235, ``BIOSENSOR PLATFORM FOR RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TESTING,'' filed on JUNE 18, 2019.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Agrosource, Inc. of Tequesta, Florida, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 9,949,489, ``Methods for Control of Hemipteran Insect Stylet Sheath Structure Formation,'' issued on April 24, 2018.