USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture celebrated 150 years of service on May 16 during an event at the department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s Morning Joe alongside Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the commemorative event also featured Chuck Leavell, keyboardist with the Rolling Stones and founder of Mother Nature Network; Art Monk, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver; and LaVar Arrington, three time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker. “For 150 years, USDA has supported our nation's economic prosperity and touched the lives of generations of Americans," said Vilsack. "I'm proud of the USDA employees who carry out President Lincoln's legacy throughout the country and around the world, making USDA a truly 'Every Day, Every Way' department.” Watch the video of the commemorative event.