United States Department of Agriculture

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United States Department of Agriculture
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Seal of the Department of Agriculture
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Logo of the USDA
Agency overview
Formed February 15, 1889
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters 1301 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
38°53′12″N 77°01′47″W / 38.88667°N 77.02972°W / 38.88667; -77.02972
Employees 105,778 (June 2007)
Annual budget US$94 billion (2006)
Agency executives Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Child agency Click here
Website
www.usda.gov

The United States Department of Agriculture (also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA) is a United States Federal Executive Department (or Cabinet Department). Its purpose is to develop and execute policy on farming, agriculture, and food.