At USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), our 4,000 employees work hard every day to support the country’s diverse agricultural operations. Whether it’s individual farmers or international businesses, we have a long tradition of collaborating, innovating, and evolving to keep American agriculture competitive in the global marketplace.
As part of Public Service Recognition Week, I would like to introduce you to some of our employees and tell you about the remarkable work they do each and every day.
From our grading services to our grant programs, AMS employees are committed to helping businesses and communities thrive and contribute to America’s economy. We purchase wholesome foods for USDA’s feeding programs, helping ensure that children and families across the nation have food on their tables and access to healthy school lunches.
We also provide services that give consumers confidence in the quality of the food they purchase and add value to American products – whether through the National Organic Program or our export verification program for products shipped overseas. We do all these things—and much more—with ingenuity, persistence and a strong commitment to help others.
I’m proud of my agency and the many folks like them across USDA who serve the American public. I hope you’ll join me in thanking them this week—and every week.
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