The USDA Economist Group and The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) offered 2013 AAEA conference participants a post conference event offering individual tours of various USDA agencies. In addition to touring the agencies, participants heard from USDA REE Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki, Gary Blumenthal (President and CEO, World Perspectives, Inc.), Jonathan Coleman (Chief, Agriculture and Fisheries Division at U.S. International Trade Commission), Matt Hourihan (...

November 1, 2008

Among the many responsibilities of USDA are implementing the Food Stamp Program and other food and nutrition assistance programs; managing Federal forest land; implementing standards of humane care and treatment of animals; providing incentives for adopting wildlife habitat enhancements and other conservation practices; participating in trade negotiations; ensuring the safety of meat, poultry, and eggs; providing funds for rural business development; and implementing farm programs legislated by...

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