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Agency URL: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

The Department of Agriculture works to improve and maintain farm income and to develop and expand markets abroad for agricultural products. The Department helps to curb and cure poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. It works to enhance the environment and to maintain production capacity by helping landowners protect the soil, water, forests, and other natural resources. The Department, through inspection and grading services, safeguards and ensures standards of quality in the daily food supply.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) was created by act of May 15, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 2201).

This agency has published 26,727 articles since 1994.

Most Recent Significant Regulations

Listing Of All Recent Articles

April 2014

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Asian Longhorned Beetle:

Common Crop Insurance Regulations:

Decreased Assessment Rates:

Designation Applications:

Determinations of Nonregulated Status:

Official Agency Designation Opportunities:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Imported Oranges:

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas:

Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico:

Regulations Issued Under the Export Apple Act:

Requests for Information:

Requests for Nominations:

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Environmental Impact Statements; Availability, etc.:

Increased Assessment Rates:

Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington and Imported Potatoes:

Treatment Evaluation Documents; Availability:

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