United States Department of Agriculture
department of United States government
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.
Flag of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
|Formed||May 15, 1862|
Cabinet status: February 15, 1889
|Jurisdiction||U.S. federal government|
|Headquarters||Jamie L. Whitten Building|
1301 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
38°53′17″N 77°1′48″W / 38.88806°N 77.03000°WCoordinates: 38°53′17″N 77°1′48″W / 38.88806°N 77.03000°W
|Employees||105,778 (June 2007)|
|Annual budget||US$151 billion (2017)|