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Department of Agriculture   /dɪpˈɑrtmənt əv ˈægrɪkˌəltʃər/   Listen
Department of Agriculture

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

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"Department of Agriculture" Quotes from Famous Books

... some bureau I could go to and get the correct dope on managin' an in-law aunt with a hair-trigger disposition. Like the Department of Agriculture. You know if it was boll-weevils, or cattle tick, or black rust, all I'd have to do would be to drop a postcard to Washington and in a month or so I'd have all kinds of pamphlets, with colored plates and diagrams, tellin' me just what to do. But balky aunts on your wife's side seem to have ...
— Torchy As A Pa • Sewell Ford

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