In addition to the primary logo, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has also the official seal and the flag.

Meaning and history

Usda Logo history

1962 – Today

United States Department of Agriculture Loog 1862

The current USDA logo is a combination of the wordmark in dark blue and a stylized depiction of green fields, which seems a perfectly reasonable choice for the Agriculture Department.

United States Department of Agriculture logo

The emblems on the seal

USDA emblem

The seal is by far more realistic and includes more details than the regular United States Department of Agriculture logo. The seal designed by A. H. Baldwin was adopted on June 21, 1895 and survived more than 100 years with only subtle modifications.

In the middle, there is a grey shield, inside of which American plough proper and a shock of corn can be seen. The shield is placed inside a blue circle with gold stars encircled with the full name of the organization and its motto.

Symbols on the flag

USDA symbol

The flag represents the official seal on the dark blue background. The elements of the seal remain unchanged.


Font USDA Logo

The typeface looks traditional without being dated. The sans serif all-cap font is clear and highly legible.


Color USDA Logo

Most likely, the combination of green and blue on the USDA logo is supposed to represent the green fields under the blue sky.