USDA’s Agriculture Research Service
The Agricultural Research Service, or ARS, is USDA’s in-house research organization undertaking 800 research projects with 2,200 scientists and post-docs in more than 90 locations.
The agency has an annual budget in excess of $1 billion, though cuts to ARS programs in recent fiscal years have reduced it by more than 10 percent.
ARS facilitates research in its own labs and in partnership with land-grant universities and research organizations around the country and the world.
ARS scientists work on every major wheat research challenge and with researchers at every major university engaged in wheat-related activities.
The vast majority of USDA’s annual spending related to wheat research, about $50 million, comes from ARS.
Learn more about ARS at the agency’s website.