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United States Department of Agriculture (DOA)

(U.S. government) An executive department which serves as the principal adviser to the president on agricultural policy. The Department works to improve and maintain farm income, implement nutrition programs and develop and expand markets abroad for U.S. agricultural products. It is also charged with inspecting and grading food products for safe consumption. Organizations within the Department of Agriculture include: Agricultural Marketing Service, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Animal and Plant Inspection Service, the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Extension Service, the Farmers Home Administration, Federal Grain Inspection Service, the Food and Inspection Service, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service, Forest Service, Rural Electrification Administration, Soil Conservation Service. Contact: United States Department of Agriculture; 1400 Independence Ave. SW; Washington, DC 20250 USA; Tel: [1] (202) 720-2791; Web: www.usda.gov. Foreign Agricultural Service; Tel: [1] (202) 720-7115;

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