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Department of Agriculture

noun

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


Department of Agriculture

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Department of Agriculture1

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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Example Sentences

Other government insured loans include Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Agriculture home loans.

Zwigart has scouted most of the items from farmers markets and she gets recommendations from Georgia Grown, a small-farm-focused division of the state’s Department of Agriculture.

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