Agriculture Research Service

  • USDA sets 5-year research agenda

    Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. American agriculture is among the world’s most efficient and productive producers, feeding the country and much of…

  • Public research a path for women in STEM

    The National Academies’ annual awards underscore women’s contributions to research science, including three female feds.

  • A view inside USDA’s tech modernization

    A long-time career fed says he’s excited by the prospect of modernizing and security not only IT but also service delivery.

  • Jitender Dubey: Microbiologist’s work prevents countless illnesses

    Thanks to the work of Jitender Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service, we now understand how toxoplasma gondii gets transmitted, avoiding countless illnesses and hospitalization. For his work, he’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work and the honor.

  • Jitinder Dubey: A deeper look at toxoplasma gondii parasite

    The wrong parasite in your gut can do more harm than you might realize — like cause metal retardation, blindness and death. One of the worst is called toxoplasma gondii and we now know how the parasite gets transmitted. Jitinder Dubey, a microbiologist at the Agriculture Research Service and a finalist in the 2017 Service to America Medals program, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his research on the topic.

  • Feds’ achievements in cancer research, food safety among SAMMIES winners

    The Partnership for Public Service announced this year’s list of winners for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.