United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA )


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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.

The head of the department is the Secretary of Agriculture, who is a member of the Cabinet. The current Secretary is Tom Vilsack.

USDA press release, blog etc

10/23/2017 - 07:21 USDA: Seven Northern California Counties Affected by Wildfires to receive D-SNAP
10/20/2017 - 11:11 USDA Offers Opportunities to Help California Producers Rebuild and Recover; Assessments Underway
10/15/2017 - 15:50 US Forest Service Actively Involved in California Wildfire Response
10/06/2017 - 14:16 USDA Brings Key Resources to Individuals and Communities Hit by Recent Hurricanes
10/05/2017 - 16:38 Secretary Perdue Statement on Ibach & Northey Senate Committee Hearing
10/04/2017 - 17:52 USDA Continues Disaster Assistance in Puerto Rico
10/03/2017 - 12:47 USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments
10/01/2017 - 08:44 USDA Announces SNAP Policy for Displaced Puerto Rico Residents
09/30/2017 - 15:32 Food Assistance Heading to Hurricane Hit Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Households
09/26/2017 - 08:17 Secretary Perdue Hosts U.S. Senators for 2017 Fire Briefing
09/22/2017 - 10:28 USDA Approves D-SNAP for Florida Disaster Counties
09/19/2017 - 12:48 USDA Makes Disaster Resources Available to Rural Development Borrowers
09/19/2017 - 11:04 Perdue Statement on Censky & McKinney Senate Committee Hearing
09/16/2017 - 07:46 USDA Assists Florida Children Affected by Irma
09/15/2017 - 15:37 USDA: Help on Way for Households Hit by Irma
09/15/2017 - 09:35 Secretary Perdue: Japan Expands Market Access for U.S. Chipping Potatoes
09/14/2017 - 13:13 Forest Service Wildland Fire Suppression Costs Exceed $2 Billion
09/13/2017 - 12:50 USDA Okays SNAP Hot Foods Waiver for Hurricane Hit Virgin Islands