United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA )


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About United States Department of Agriculture

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

06/25/2018 - 13:58 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: "Donald Trump Will Protect American Farmers from China's Trade Retaliation"
06/19/2018 - 14:08 Secretary Perdue Announces New Budget Director at USDA
06/19/2018 - 13:24 USDA Appoints Members to National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board
06/14/2018 - 06:54 USDA Launches Interactive Map of Opioid Epidemic Resources
06/12/2018 - 17:15 USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22
06/07/2018 - 16:58 USDAs Farmers.gov Receives $10 Million in Funding for Development
06/07/2018 - 12:42 USDA Announces $309 Million Investment in Rural Electric Utilities
06/06/2018 - 10:43 USDA Announces National Pork Board Appointments
06/04/2018 - 22:25 USDA and FDA Announce Key Step to Advance Collaborative Efforts to Streamline Produce Safety Requirements for Farmers
05/31/2018 - 09:36 USDA Partners with Texas A&M to Help Veterans Seeking Agriculture Loans and Careers
05/31/2018 - 09:21 USDA Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands
05/25/2018 - 10:23 United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine
05/24/2018 - 11:09 H-2A Agricultural Worker Visa Modernization Joint Cabinet Statement
05/23/2018 - 13:57 USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities
05/20/2018 - 10:39 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers
05/17/2018 - 13:12 Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers
05/17/2018 - 12:51 USDA Appoints Peanut Standards Board Members
05/16/2018 - 11:05 USDA Invests $243 Million in Rural Community Facility Improvements in 22 States