Agencies use the goals in agency strategic plans and annual performance plans to inform annual budget decisions, longer-term investment planning, and human resource planning. The agency’s strategic goals and objectives are listed below. Click here for more information on stakeholder engagement during goal development.

Strategic Goal: Assist Rural Communities to Create Prosperity So They Are Self-Sustaining, Repopulating and Economically Thriving

Strategic Goal: Ensure Our National Forests and Private Working Lands are Conserved, Restored, and Made More Resilient to Climate Change, While Enhancing Our Water Resources

Strategic Goal: Help America Promote Agricultural Production and Biotechnology Exports as America Works to Increase Food Security

Strategic Goal: Ensure that All of America's Children Have Access to Safe, Nutritious, and Balanced Meals