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Video footage: WASHINGTON, CIRCA DECEMBER 2011: Soy beans are harvested on a farm in Washington in December 2011. The U.S. Agriculture Department reported larger than expected soy bean inventories, forcing prices down.
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Definition of the noun agriculture department

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  1. the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862


Agriculture Department a.k.a. The United States Department of Agriculture, also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing 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.

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (2012)

by Donald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established in 1862. The first commissioner of agriculture, Isaac Newton, organized the department by scientific fields such as entomology and botany, each ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States (2015)

by Immanuel Ness

The Agriculture Department was created in 1862 as a result of Republican efforts to mobilize support for the Lincoln administration and to address the needs of farmers in rural America. The addition of new responsibilities, which occurred as a ...

Google previewPolitical Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (2008)

by Donald P. Haider-Markel

Similarly, the structure of a state's agriculture department may affect the relative strength of the commissioner.

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists (1997)

by Keir Brooks Sterling

Wallace's agriculture department over ...

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