United States Department of Agriculture

Local nameU.S. Department of Agriculture
LocationSouthwest Employment Area, Washington, D.C., USA

The United States Department of Agriculture, also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promotes agricultural trade and production, works to assure food safety, protects natural resources, fosters rural communities and works to end hunger in the United States and internationally.

Approximately 80% of the USDA's $141 billion budget goes to the Food and Nutrition Service program. The largest component of the FNS budget is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is the cornerstone of USDA's nutrition assistance.The current Secretary of Agriculture is Sonny Perdue.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Agriculture

Coordinates 38°53'12.324" N -77°1'47.777" E

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