February 1, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 32

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Phone: (202) 720-4623
Website: www.usda.gov

What We Do

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

Who We Are

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad.

USDA Agencies

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Forest Service (FS)

FPAC Business Center

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Risk Management Agency (RMA)

Rural Development (RD)

Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

Rural Housing Service (RHS)

Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS)

Contributing authors from U.S. Department of Agriculture:

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