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  United States Department of Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ellsworth's interest in aiding agriculture was evident in his annual reports that called for a public depository to preserve and distribute the various new seeds and plants, a clerk to collect agricultural statistics, the preparation of statewide reports about crops in different regions, and the application of chemistry to agriculture.
In 1887, the House and Senate passed bills giving the Department of Agriculture and Labor, cabinet status but farm interests objected to the inclusion of labor, and the bill was killed in conference.
The USDA is administered by the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Agriculture   (786 words)

 United States Secretary of Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development.
The 190 million acres (770,000 km²) of national forests and grasslands are managed by the United States Forest Service.
Advice for farmers and gardeners is provided by the United States Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Agriculture   (137 words)

 Encyclopedia: United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government.
The United States was largely an agrarian economy early in its history.
In 1836 Henry L. Ellsworth, a man interested in improving agricultural, became Commissioner of Patents, a position within the Department of State.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Agriculture   (550 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Agriculture, United States Department of @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AGRICULTURE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF [Agriculture, United States Department of] federal executive department established in 1862, whose head was made a cabinet member in 1889.
The department's principal duty is to aid farmers, but it also serves consumers through its food assistance and food inspection programs.
The department is responsible for many different programs, including research, food aid such as Food Stamps and school meal supplements, the promotion of conservation, and the administration of the national forests and grasslands.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:AgriDept&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (220 words)

 United States Department of Agriculture National Commission on Small Farms A Time to Act A Report of the USDA National ...
USDA should develop a Department-wide Small Farm and Ranch Policy that encompasses the vision and the guiding principles set forth by the Commission and that must be reflected in the services, programs, and materials delivered by each agency.
USDA Economic Research Service labels three-fourths of the Nation's farms that have annual gross sales under $50,000 as "non-commercial" farms, meaning they do not generate enough sales to be commercially viable on their own.
USDA leadership should emphasize a cultural change throughout the organization, focusing on the mission clearly understood and practiced by all those in the organization, which is farmer-oriented and customer friendly, emphasizing service through accountable program operation and mindful of the public trust.
www.mindfully.org /Farm/Small-Farms-USDA-ReportJan98.htm   (19353 words)

 USDA:- United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture is the parent organization of agencies that are responsible for ensuring that meat is safe for the American consumer, and Secretary Veneman as head of the USDA bears ultimate responsibility for the actions of those agencies.
The FSIS is a subordinate agency of USDA, and holds responsibility for ensuring the safety of the nation's beef supply.
Since the primary function of the USDA is to promote the interests of the U.S. agriculture industry, and is thus greatly influenced in its policy-making by the dairy and beef industries, there is an obvious conflict of interest when matters of public health are involved.
www.crohns.org /governments/usda.htm   (1834 words)

 Estimating the Net Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol
In addition, agricultural policymakers see the expansion of the ethanol industry as a means of stabilizing farm income and reducing farm subsidies.
The 1990-92 State average corn yield of 122 bu/ac was used to convert farm inputs from a per-acre to a per-bushel basis.
The total energy required per bushel of corn by State and the weighted average of the nine States are shown on the bottom of table 3.
www.ethanol-gec.org /corn_eth.htm   (7290 words)

 Mike Johanns - Agriculture Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
Mike Johanns was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 21, 2005.
Johanns served as chairman of the Governors' Biotechnology Partnership and as the state government representative on the advisory committee to the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Secretary Johanns is married to Stephanie Johanns, a former Lancaster County Commissioner and State Senator.
www.healthnewsdigest.com /site/johanns.html   (384 words)

 USDA Rural Development Home Page
Agriculture Secretary Johanns announced funding of more than $19 million in grants to support the development of renewable energy projects and value-added agricultural business ventures.
Agriculture Secretary Johanns unveiled a comprehensive energy strategy to help farmers and ranchers mitigate the impact of high energy costs and develop long-term solutions.
Department of Agriculture and administers rural business, cooperative, housing, utilities and community development programs.
www.rurdev.usda.gov   (339 words)

 Learn more about United States Department of Agriculture in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Learn more about United States Department of Agriculture in the online encyclopedia.
Its purpose is to develop and execute policy on farming and food.
It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers throughout America, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protects natural resources, foster strong rural communities, and fights hunger in America and abroad.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /u/un/united_states_department_of_agriculture.html   (657 words)

 Proclamation 5668 -- United States Department of Agriculture 125th Anniversary Year, 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the past century and a quarter, the Department of Agriculture has forged a partnership with farmers that has given the American people a high-quality, wholesome, safe, and affordable food supply unequaled anywhere.
The Department has also greatly aided the agriculture industry and all Americans by preventing the introduction of pests and diseases across our borders and by investing resources and technology to preserve our soil and water supplies.
In recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Department of Agriculture, the Congress, by Public Law 100 - 46, has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Department.
www.reagan.utexas.edu /archives/speeches/1987/061587p.htm   (299 words)

 Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
It authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to regulate transport, sale, and handling of dogs, cats, nonhuman primates, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits intended to be used in research or "for other purposes." It requires licensing and inspection of dog and cat dealers and humane handling at auction sales.
Retail pet stores, state and county fairs, rodeos, purebred dog and cat shows, and agricultural exhibition s are exempt from the Act.
Also included is the formation of an information service at the National Agricultural Library to assist those regulated by the act in prevention of unintended duplication of research, employee training, searching for ways to reduce or replace animal use, and to provide information on how to decrease pain and distress.
www.nal.usda.gov /awic/legislat/usdaleg1.htm   (1531 words)

 Gypsy Moth Handbook
In the 1974 the U.S. Department of Agriculture initialed the Combined Forest Pest Research Program, an interagency effort that concentrated on the Douglas-fir tussock moth in the West, on the southern pine beetle in the defoliation's the gypsy moth in the Northeast.
The gypsy moth is the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States (fig.
By 1991, this fungus was causing death of larvae in gypsy moth populations in 10 states and in Southern Ontario, Canada, and extensive epizootics in the Northeast.
www.fs.fed.us /na/morgantown/fhp/gm/gmhb.htm   (4416 words)

 United States Department of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is the agency within USDA which administers federal funds for extramural research, extension, and education.
Regional program planning and cooperation have expanded and presently, state extension specialists are involved with regional and national aquaculture programs directed at producers, processors, regulatory agencies, lenders, and local and state governments.
Five Regional Aquaculture Centers (RAC) were established by Congress in Title XIV of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1980 and the Food Security Act of 1985 (Subtitle L, Section 1475[d]).
ag.ansc.purdue.edu /aquanic/jsa/federal_guide/usda.htm   (633 words)

 Ann M. Veneman - Agriculture Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ann M. Veneman was sworn in as the 27th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 20, 2001.
Her lifelong commitment to food and farm issues, along with her bipartisan approach to solving problems and confronting new challenges, are reasons that explain why she was chosen by President George W. Bush to serve in his Cabinet and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Secretary Veneman has been a strong advocate of agriculture education and established the “Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative to strengthen USDA education programs, particularly those involved with mentoring young adults.
www.healthnewsdigest.com /site/veneman.html   (716 words)

 APHIS | Hot Issues
USDA Proposes to Amend Regulations Governing the Importation of Whole Cuts of Boneless Beef From Japan
USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, National Center for Import and Export: Protocol for the Importation of Cattle, Bison, Sheep and Goats for Immediate Slaughter from Canada PDF
USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, National Center for Import and Export: Protocol for the Importation of Sheep and Goats for Feeding from Canada PDF
www.aphis.usda.gov /lpa/issues/bse/bse.html   (849 words)

 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
In 2003, before Korea's ban on U.S. beef took effect, the United States exported $815 million worth of beef and beef products to Korea, of which $449 million was boneless beef.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is accepting applications until March 13, 2006, for four export market development programs.
A joint project with USDA, NASA and the Univ. of Maryland.
www.fas.usda.gov   (227 words)

 USDA Forest Service - Caring for the land and serving people.
The USDA Forest Service is conducting a "web survey," delivered via Javascript, to better understand who our website visitors are, what sorts of information they are seeking, and to see how well we are currently satisfying their needs.
The Forest Service was established in 1905 and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA Forest Service will be exhibiting its "Special Places" for adventure recreation and sustainable use practices at Chicago, New York City and Washington DC shows during January and early February.
www.fs.fed.us   (624 words)

 National Plant Board
To maintain contacts with the United States Department of Agriculture and other federal and state agencies concerning quarantine policies that have national, regional or individual state effects.
This person is usually the administrator of the section of his or her state's Department of Agriculture which deals with pest prevention.
Such units usually carry titles such as Plant Industry, Plant Health, Entomologist, State Plant Pathologist, etc. In some states the function is in an agency other than the department of agriculture.
www.nationalplantboard.org   (546 words)

 Agriculture, United States Department of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
federal executive department established in 1862, whose head was made a cabinet member in 1889.
Tea and sympathy: the political agreement between Sri Lanka's government and the Tamil separatist movement last year ended two decades of bitter civil war.
Deb McCullough, professor of forest entomology at Michigan State University, right, and Therese Poland, of the United States Department of Agriculture, cut elm tree hunt for ash tree damage in Bic
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AgriD1ept.asp   (633 words)

 United States Department of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The school food biosecurity management team should meet with representatives of these groups to discuss a partnership and how they can assist in the development of your plan, and under what types of crisis situations they would be involved.
Consult with local health or food safety department, since these officials may have to approve changes in alternate site(s) for compliance with food safety regulations.
Documentation for the receiving log should include company name, product name, expiration date, lot codes, the number of units delivered, where the product will be stored, who received the product, and date and time of receipt.
www.state.ia.us /educate/ecese/fn/doc/biocheck.html   (3503 words)

 Kirby Produce Company, Inc v. United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Margaret M. Breinholt,
Department made that conclusion were arbitrary and capri-
Department conceded that if there had been an issue of
www.ll.georgetown.edu /federal/judicial/dc/opinions/99opinions/99-1505a.html   (1698 words)

WASHINGTON, DC – United States Senator John Sununu (R-NH) today (8/26) announced that projects in Newport, Lisbon and North Conway will receive Community Facility Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program.
USDA will provide $50,000 in funds for the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport; $25,000 to the Town of Lisbon; and $7,300 for the North Conway Public Library Association.
The Town of Lisbon will use its grant to supplement state and local support to fund the Lisbon Railroad Acquisition and Restoration Project, which includes the purchase and restoration of the former Lisbon Railroad Station.
sununu.senate.gov /pressapp/record.cfm?id=225596&&year=2004&   (411 words)

 AllRefer.com - Agriculture, United States Department of (U.S. Government) - Encyclopedia
Agriculture, United States Department of, federal executive department established in 1862, whose head was made a cabinet member in 1889.
See U.S. Department of Agriculture, Century of Service (1963); study by J. Terrell (1966).
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Agriculture, United States Department of
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 United States Department of Agriculture
The core items to be collected should be reported by each state during Year one (see attached list of the draft core assessment items, listed in preferred chronological order).
They were instructed their comments would not be associated with their names or local health department agency.
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
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