AskUSDA (2024)

AskUSDA (2024)

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What is AskUSDA? ›

​​​ AskUSDA is a contact center that answers general inquiries from the public using trained agents and self-service options. To date, AskUSDA has partnered with 19 agencies to improve the customer experience offered to the public.

How do I contact the US Department of Agriculture? ›

For USDA-related questions, visit the USDA website or contact the Department's Information Hotline: (202) 720-2791. For questions regarding tools on our website, like NIFA Reporting System or REEport, contact: electronic@usda.gov .

Who does the US Department of Agriculture help? ›

Our agencies help to keep America's farmers and ranchers in business and ensure that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and properly labeled.

Why would USDA call me? ›

These scammers try to pressure customers into giving them money or personal information. Scam callers can fake or “spoof” the caller identification (ID) on your phone, making it seem the call is legitimate. A USDA caller ID number appearing on your phone does NOT mean the person calling you is actually a USDA employee.

How does the Department of Agriculture affect me? ›

The USDA is responsible for overseeing farming, ranching, and forestry industries, as well as regulating aspects of food quality and safety and nutrition labeling. The USDA is further tasked with administering several social welfare programs including free school lunches and food stamps.

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