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 Office of Experiment Stations in the United States Department of Agriculture added a Farmers' Institute Specialist to organize institutes for the diffusion of agricultural knowledge to local farmers in 1903.
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report, Ogden, Utah RMRS-GTR-42 2:1-257.
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Several years ago, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the 20 best sources of cancer-preventing antioxidants, and it's no surprise that they are all fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes: blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, apples, cherries, plums, red beans, black beans, pecans, artichokes, and russet potatoes were among the highest.
The agencies will use as the basis for these designations the "urban influence codes" numbered 7, 10, 11, and 12 that are maintained by the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
A recent court ruling allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a new trade rule re-opening the border.
During a speech in Edmonton, Canada, Dr Lester Friedlander stated ex-colleagues with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have told him of cases the department has chosen not to announce.
Last year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved irradiated food for the National School Lunch Program despite overwhelming objections from thousands of people who commented on the proposal.
(The following is a reprint of the testimony submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture.)

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