Department of agriculture

When was it established

It was established on May,15,1862 it was signed and approved by Abraham Lincoln.

Why it was established

It was made to need the needs of farmers and ranchers to promote agricultural trade and production. In 1837 Henry Ellsworth a Yale educated attorney interested in helping agriculture. He started collecting and distributing new seeds and plants to farmers in the area.

What are the duties of the program

They help farmers with price support subsidies. And to inspect food to ensure safety to the America public.

Who is the leader

The leader is Tom Vilsack he is our nations 30th person to hold this position.