ARS researching greenhouse gas emissions from field samples to study climate change Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA ARS
University of Minnesota technician Sonya Ewert (left) and ARS soil scientist Rodney Venterea use a gas chromatograph to determine amounts of greenhouse gases in samples collected from fields.

ARS will continue 'free flow of information'

Reports that ARS has blacked out public information are wrong, ARS communications director told Feedstuffs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), came under fire for an internal document stating that it would not "release any public-facing documents.” However, a spokesman for ARS said the agency remains committed to sharing information with the public.

ARS chief of staff Sharon Drumm sent an email to all ARS employees stating, “Starting immediately, and until further notice, ARS will not release any public-facing docume

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