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Department of Agriculture

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  1. the department of the U.S. federal government that institutes and administers all federal programs dealing with agriculture. Abbreviation: USDA
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Origin of Department of Agriculture

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Department of Agriculture

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.

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