ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide 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;
Provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole; and
Provide the infrastructure necessary to create and maintain a diversified workplace.