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Department of Agriculture

the department of the U.S. federal government that institutes and administers all federal programs dealing with agriculture.
Abbreviation: USDA.
Origin of Department of Agriculture
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Department of Agriculture definition

A department of the federal executive branch that provides services for farmers, including agricultural research, soil conservation, and efforts to regulate and stabilize the farming economy.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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