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Food Movement Glossary



The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), created in 1862, is the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy).

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the USDA deals with issues like maintaining food securities in rural areas, wildfire prevention, and child nutrition programs, as well as conservation.
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