What is Department of Agriculture?

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: Agriculture Department, Agriculture, USDA

Some articles on department of agriculture, departments, department, of agriculture:

Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries (South Africa)
... The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is one of the departments of the South African government ... The department falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as of January 2010 this is Tina Joemat-Peterson ... In the 2010 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 3,658 million rand, and had 5,924 employees ...
Avondale Agricultural Research Station - Department of Agriculture - 1976 To Present
... for Western Australia's 1979 sesquicentennial celebrations, the Department of Agriculture decided to restore the historic Avondale farm to its original state to display the achievements of Western ... Most of this machinery was restored by Department of Agriculture mechanics ...
Assistant Secretary - United States - Department of Agriculture
... Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations ...

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