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U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agencies and Offices A list of all Agencies and Offices within USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, emergency assistance programs... Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Dietary guidance, nutrition policy coordination, nutrition education... Food Safety Meat, poultry, and egg inspection, food recalls, food labeling, packaging... Marketing and Regulatory Programs Organic program, animal and plant health, grain inspection... Natural Resources and Environment Forestry, conservation, damage prevention, land management, sustainable land management... Research, Education and Economics U.S. food and fibers system, library, statistics, research, analysis, education... Rural Development Financial programs, water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, economic development, loans, lending pools...

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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - About VDACS Agency Directory - organized by office, contains primary contacts, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Was established in 1877, is responsible for over 60 laws and more than 70 regulations relating to consumer protection and the promotion of agriculture. The Department is located within the Governor's Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry and has both economic development and regulatory responsibilities under state law. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services is appointed by the Governor and serves on a number of state boards and councils. VDACS is organized into four units - the Commissioner's Office, Division of Animal and Food Industry Services (AFIS), Division of Consumer Protection, and Division of Marketing.

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WI DATCP: Programs - Food Safety The Food Safety Division works to ensure a safe, wholesome and secure food supply. The division enforces Wisconsin’s food safety and labeling laws. The division licenses and inspects over 30,000 food establishments, and supervises local government inspection of others. The Food Safety Division regulates the entire food chain, from the agricultural producer to the consumer. About NSTTAC TA&D Couch Session with NSTTAC: David Test, Paula Kohler and Catherine Fowler from TACC on Vimeo. NSTTAC is a national technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP, CFDA# 84.326J11001) from January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2014.

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