U.S. Department of Agriculture

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

A department in the United States charged with assisting farmers and ranchers. The USDA inspects foods for safety, promotes rural development (for example, by providing mortgages outside cities) and conducts research. It was established in 1862.
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In fact, nine out of 10 adults fail to meet the adequate intake levels for dietary fiber according to the most recent US Department of Agriculture food intake data.
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