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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign agricultural service
■ Introduction

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) was established in 1953 as an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is under the jurisdiction of the under secretary of agriculture for farm and foreign agricultural services. The FAS is primarily an information and promotion agency. The service represents U.S. agricultural interests overseas by gathering information about crop production and supply and demand abroad. It then distributes this data to U.S. producers and exporters. The FAS also provides information about U.S. products and supplies to foreign importers and cooperates with ...

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