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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The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the OK to allow hamburgers and meat loaf to be treated with low doses of bacteria-destroying radiation and served in school cafeterias.
EarthShell Corp., Santa Barbara, California, USA, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
He is accused of requiring homeless and needy people to pay five dollars per box for food issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Department regulations stipulate that community and religious groups are supposed to distribute the food for free.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in September 2001, declared a Chronic Wasting Disease emergency nationwide and announced its intention to wipe out the disease.
There were numerous lessons learned as unit members performed weekend and holiday duty and ensured all U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements were met during the loading sequences which took place between Oct.
In June, Consumer Alert's executive director Frances Smith participated in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) briefing of agricultural specialists working as Foreign Service Nationals in more than 20 countries.
The American Camping Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service signed a Service-wide Memorandum of Understanding in December.
Departments of Commerce and Agriculture recently initiated a "Get Connected" campaign to urge rural residents and groups that are not likely to own computers (e.g., persons with low income or low educational attainment) to start learning how telecommunications and information technologies can benefit them (U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1995).
These federal investments through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue to support the hard working men and women who grow the very food we consume through investments in specialty crops and farmers markets.
STERLING - The Sterling Fire Department received a $2,810 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Gourmands were offered the opportunity to "Eat an American Champion." In 2005, Congress voted to halt taxpayer support of horse slaughter inspections--effectively killing the sale of horsemeat--but the U.S. Department of Agriculture circumvented Congress by permitting the three foreign-owned slaughterhouses to pay for their own inspections.
Eldon Gould, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency, detailed the now 5-year-old data-mining program before a hearing of the House Agriculture Committee's Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee.

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