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

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
05/16/2018 - 09:18 USDA Announces Plant Variety Protection Board Appointments
05/14/2018 - 12:58 USDA Ethics App Recognized for Technological Innovation
05/11/2018 - 13:46 Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Names Bruce Summers AMS Administrator
05/11/2018 - 08:04 Secretary Perdue Announces FSIS Key Leadership
05/10/2018 - 15:07 Secretary Perdue Announces Fourth Back to Our Roots Tour
05/10/2018 - 10:41 Secretaries Perdue and Zinke Join Forces to Combat 2018 Wildfire Season
05/09/2018 - 12:44 United States Issues First-Ever WTO Counter Notification Against Indias Market Price Support
05/08/2018 - 12:28 Assistant to the Secretary Anne Hazlett Applauds FLOTUS Be Best Initiative
05/08/2018 - 12:04 Secretary Perdue Commits to Prioritizing Food Waste Solutions
05/04/2018 - 09:03 Secretary Perdue Applauds President Trumps Selection for USDAs Under Secretary for Food Safety
05/03/2018 - 15:44 Secretary Perdue Announces e-Connectivity Grant for Rural Alabama
05/03/2018 - 05:32 USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
05/01/2018 - 11:49 USDA Celebrates World Trade Month
05/01/2018 - 08:13 Perdue Announces Additional Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Details
05/01/2018 - 07:14 Perdue Announces Florida Citrus Hurricane Recovery Details