President Abraham Lincoln formed the Department of Agriculture in 1862. Now known as the USDA, the agency is charged, in part, with
- assuring food safety
- protecting natural resources
- fostering rural communities
- ending hunger in the United States and abroad
The current administration is giving itself high marks – what do you think?
Are you optimistic that things are improving or is it big business as usual? How much measurable progress has been made in the last 10, 20, 50 or 100 years? Let us know in the comments..