Cooperative Research and Extension Services
USDA advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations.
Research Grants and Agreements
USDA funds are provided to researchers throughout the US to address national problems and needs related to agriculture, the environment, human health and well being, and communities.
There are numerous research resources available at USDA to provide information to the public on various topics of agriculture, including economic and policy issues related to agriculture, research on natural resources and the environment, and food safety.
Control strategies are continuously being developed by USDA to reduce losses caused by plant diseases, pests, and weeds, which provide an effective system to maintain environmental quality.