United States Code (USC)
The consolidation and codification of all the general and permanent laws of the United States. The U.S. Code is divided into 50 titles that represent broad subject areas. Title 7 is Agriculture. Each title is divided into chapters followed by subdivisions into parts covering specific areas. For example, 7 USC Chapter 45 Subchapter III deals with the Conservation Reserve Program. Regulations issued to administer the laws are first published in the Federal Register and then in the Code of Federal Regulations.
This term means that the livestock so identified has been inspected and found to be in a dying condition, or to be affected with any other condition or disease that would require condemnation of its carcass.
U.S. Passed for Cooking
This term means that the meat or meat byproduct so identified has been inspected and passed on condition that it be cooked.
U.S. Passed for Refrigeration
This term means that the meat or meat byproduct so identified has been inspected and passed on condition that it be refrigerated.
This term means that the carcass, viscera, other part of carcass, or other product, or article so identified is held for further examination by an inspector to determine its disposal.
This term means that the livestock so identified is suspected of being affected with a disease or condition which may require its condemnation, in whole or in part, when slaughtered, and is subject to further examination by an inspector to determine its disposal.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department of the Federal government responsible for enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting the production of Agriculture. This mission is achieved through: 1) ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious and accessible food supply; 2) caring for agricultural, forests, and range lands; 3) supporting sound development of rural communities; 4) providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; 5) expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and 6) working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world.
USDA Homeland Security Council
The USDA Homeland Security Council is an internal organization designed to work in partnership with the Office of Homeland Security, the National Security Council, and other Departments. The Council is responsible for establishing overall USDA Homeland Security policy, coordinating department- wide homeland security issues, tracking USDA progress on homeland security objectives, and appointing a representative to interagency or other external groups. The Council also ensures that information, research, and resources are shared and activities are coordinated with other Federal agencies.
Any of various charges and assessments levied on a specifically delineated group that is directly subject to a particular government service, program, or activity; such fees are not levied on the general public. User fees are intended to be used solely to support that service, program, or activity. For example, about 75% of the $225 million budget of the Agricultural Marketing Service, which provides a variety of inspection and grading, market news reporting, and other services to the agricultural community, comes from user fees; the other 25% is appropriated funds. Similarly, grain inspection is paid for through user fees.