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|United States Department of Agriculture|
|Seal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|Logo of the U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|Flag of the U.S. Department of Agriculture|
|Formed|| May 15, 1862|
Cabinet status: February 15, 1889
|Preceding agency||Agricultural Division|
|Jurisdiction||U.S. federal government|
|Headquarters|| Jamie L. Whitten Building|
1301 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
|Employees||105,778 (June 2007)|
|Annual budget||US$151 billion (2017)|
|Agency executives|| Tom Vilsack, Secretary |
Jewel H. Bronaugh, Deputy Secretary
The United States Department of Agriculture (also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA) is a United States Federal Executive Department (or Cabinet Department). Its purpose is to develop and execute policy on farming, agriculture, and food.