Inside the Department of Agriculture

Inside the Department of Agriculture

by Jennifer Peters


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While working to ensure the safety of the food we eat and beverages we drink, the Department of Agriculture also does all it can to promote the work of the country's ranchers and farmers, control trade, and protect our nation's natural resources. Each time you have a snack or sit down to a meal, wear a cotton shirt, or admire the flowers planted in your garden, you're seeing the work of the Department of Agriculture. In this book, you'll learn more about what it does and how its work impacts your life in big and small ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766098855
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Understanding the Executive Branch
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 The Origins of the USDA 6

Chapter 2 What Does The Secretary Of Agriculture Do? 15

Chapter 3 Keeping America's Farms Functioning 22

Chapter 4 Modern Farming 29

Conclusion 34

Chronology 36

Bibliography 41

Glossary 43

Further Reading 45

Index 47

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