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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.
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 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 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.
Notice of Intent To Seek OMB Approval To Collect Information: Forms Pertaining to the Scientific Peer Preview of ARS Research Projects, Correction
The Agricultural Research Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 30, 2019 concerning request for comments on forms pertaining to the scientific peer preview of ARS research projects. The document was missing the collection title, OMB number and expiration date.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and applicable regulations of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to seek reinstatement of the ARS Animal Health National Program Assessment Survey. This voluntary information collection will give the...
Notice of Intent To Seek OMB Approval To Collect Information: Forms Pertaining to the Scientific Peer Preview of ARS Research Projects
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and OMB implementing regulations. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
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. 9,629,362, ``METHODS FOR KILLING INSECTS USING METHYL BENZOATE,'' issued on APRIL 25, 2017.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to KIM-C1, LLC of Fresno, California an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 7,634,870, ``CYTOKININ ENHANCEMENT OF COTTON,'' issued on December 22, 2009.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Huvepharma EOOD of Sofia, Bulgaria, an exclusive license for an experimental African Swine Fever vaccine claimed in U.S. Patent No. 9,463,234, ``ATTENUATED AFRICAN SWINE FEVER VIRUS STRAIN INDUCES PROTECTION AGAINST CHALLENGE WITH...