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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 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 previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT An agency of government responsible for inspecting and grading meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. Also referred to as the Department of Agriculture or U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its broad functions are ...

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 ...

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