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Constituent Affairs
Constituent Affairs

The Constituent Affairs (CA) serves as a conduit for information about USDA's seven mission areas to the general public, the media, agricultural and industry constituent groups and USDA employees.

On the public liaison side, CA staff work to provide farm, trade, consumer associations, natural resources and environmental groups with opportunities to hear from key USDA officials in Washington D.C. and across the country. The information staff responds to mail, e-mail and telephone inquiries for information and documents from the public and Congress.

CA acts as a liaison to keep USDA agencies apprised of issues and concerns voiced by stakeholder groups. To accomplish this, CA:

  • Provides feedback from briefings to the appropriate subcabinet offices and personnel; and
  • Provides periodic feedback describing interest group opinion as articulated in their publications to give USDA officials a constituent perspective.

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Kathryn Hill
Constituent Affairs
Office of Communications
U.S. Department of Agriculture
415A Whitten Building
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 690-4750