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Celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday and USDA’s Birthday

 President Abraham Lincoln creator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

President Abraham Lincoln creator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

On February 12, President Lincoln’s birthday, let’s take a moment to appreciate the many impressive accomplishments that our Nation’s 16th President achieved during his four years in office.  Many of those accomplishments have a direct tie-in to the success of American agriculture. Lincoln’s birthday is especially important to us because 2012 is the 150th anniversary of USDA.  Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the department in 1862. Read more »