|Agricultural Marketing Service|
Includes six commodity divisions - Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The divisions employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities.
|Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Markets|
Links to resources and information, an interactive map by states to find local markets, and a kids coloring book.
|Agricultural Research Service (ARS)|
The main in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Research news, find-a-researcher, consumer and educational information on a wide range of topics in food, agriculture, pest management, and related areas.
|Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion (CNPP)|
The focal point within USDA where scientific research is linked with the nutritional needs of the American public.
|Child Nutrition Program|
Provides healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to the nation's children through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.
|Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service|
advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities through national program leadership and federal assistance, in partnership with the nation's Land Grant University system.
|Economic Research Service|
Provides economic analysis on efficiency, efficacy, and equity issues relating to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development to improve public and private decisionmaking.
|Farm Service Agency|
Clearinghouse of information and services about farm programs for citizens and for FSA's current and potential business partners.
|Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program|
Research analyzes the benefits of improved diets and food choices and the outcomes of federal programs (food stamps, WIC, and child nutrition) on the nutrition and food security of Americans. Research opportunities.
|Food Distribution Programs|
Strengthens the nutrition safety net through commodity distribution and other nutrition assistance to low-income families, emergency feeding programs, Indian Reservations, and the elderly.