AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF
\ˈaɡɹɪkˌʌlt͡ʃə], \ˈaɡɹɪkˌʌltʃə], \ˈa_ɡ_ɹ_ɪ_k_ˌʌ_l_tʃ_ə]\
Definitions of AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF
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An executive department of the Federal government, the head of which, the secretary of agriculture, is a member of the Cabinet. The department was founded by Act of May 15, 1862. It was given equality with the other chief executive departments by the Act of February 11, 1889, and its head became in 1889 a member of the Cabinet. The weather bureau was transferred to it from the Department of War in 1891.
By John Franklin Jameson
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