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USDA Visitors Center

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Visitor Information Center. USDA touches the lives of 260 million Americans every day -- plus billions of people around the world. Here are some of the jobs we do:

  • Help American farmers and ranchers earn a good living
  • Help bring running water to the homes of rural Americans
  • Manage our national forests
  • Protect our soil and water
  • Keep foreign plant and animal diseases out of our country
  • Increase agricultural exports
  • Feed hungry people, and provide nutritious meals for 25 million school children each day
  • Conduct research to improve agricultural practices and human nutrition
  • Improve food safety

This is your USDA. We hope your visit with us will show you how we work to improve your life.

Location: National Mall (Jefferson Drive), Washington, DC
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (excluding Federal Government holidays)

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