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An acronym is an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something. Below is a table listing acronyms found on the rd.usda.gov website and others commonly used. Use the following search tool to find a specific acronym and it's definition.

Acronym Term Name & Description
Acronym:USEC Term Name & Description:Under Secretary
Acronym:USS Term Name & Description:United States Senator Term Name & Description:

Used in signatures and signature blocks from members of the U.S. Senate

Acronym:VAPG Term Name & Description:Value-Added Producer Grants Term Name & Description:

A grant program administered the Rural Business Cooperative Service

Acronym:WEP Term Name & Description:Water and Environmental Programs Term Name & Description:

This encompasses a group of water related programs administered by the Rural Utilities Service