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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
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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 New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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