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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 9500-011

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Coordination of Environmental Policy


A primary mission of the Department of Agriculture is to assist farmers in improving agricultural production while at the same time conserving our natural resources and protecting and improving the quality of the environment. Successful accomplishment of this mission requires the development of clear USDA policies on environmental issues and the coordinated implementation of programs to carry out those policies. The purpose of this regulation is to establish the necessary mechanisms to ensure effective policy and program coordination regarding all environmental matters including pesticides.

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