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Agricultural Marketing Service

Agricultural marketing service

■ Introduction

In 1922 the Bureau of Markets was combined with another bureau to form the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. In 1939 this bureau was incorporated into the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The AMS is one of several service and regulatory units within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2017, the AMS was reorganized, with several USDA program areas consolidated under AMS. The AMS is under the jurisdiction of the assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs and is headed by an administrator appointed by the secretary of ...

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