ARS scientists are studying the potential health risks of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
ARS’s Plains Area has the largest land holdings dedicated to range and livestock research within ARS. Approximately 300,000 acres at seven locations provide unique opportunities for cooperative research to address key needs of livestock producers across the United States. The Plains Area addresses national needs through a network of 22 research locations across 10 states.
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The Toxin that’s Hiding in Plain Sight
Protecting American Cattle From Ticks
ARS scientists collaborated to sequence and assemble the genomes of the ticks that cause cattle fever and anaplasmosis.
Liver and Onions - Hold the Abscess
Changes in cattle rumen associated with liver abscesses remain well after the early development of rumen acidosis caused by high corn diets.
Helping Farmers in South America
Scientists investigated practices that might help smallholder farmers increase sustainability of their lands and adapt to a changing climate.
Stopping a Deadly Virus at the Border
ARS researchers collaborated with Kansas State University to reduce the potential consequences of the Japanese encephalitis virus entering the United States.