U.S. Department of Agriculture

What They Do

The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues. They have are equipped with the best available science and management skills.

The Vision

They have a vision to provide economic opportunities through helping rural America to thrive! They are responsible for helping promote agriculture that better nourishes Americans while also helping to feed the world. Their goal is to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, improved watersheds, and restored forests.

Their strategic plan serves as a road map for the Department to help ensure they achieve their mission and implement their vision.

Basic Info

Type of Organization Government
Website http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome
Primary Contact Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791
Social Media

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Issues of Focus


History of Organization

Founded in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Agriculture. In 2012, the USDA celebrated its 150th anniversary!

Programs and Services


Partners and Frequent Collaborators


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