USDA Established 150 Years Ago

USDA Established 150 Years Ago


On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  President Lincoln called USDA the “People’s Department” because he understood the importance of agriculture to the nation.  This week President Barack Obama will recognize the department’s 150 years of accomplishments.  

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