Agriculture: A List of Websites

This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of agricultural resources available on the Internet. It is not intended to be exhaustive. It is divided into 24 main categories and 16 subcategories.

Order Code RL30313 Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Agriculture: A List of Websites Updated August 15, 2002 Carol Canada, Coordinator Technical Information Specialist Resources, Science, and Industry Division Congressional Research Service ˜ The Library of Congress Agriculture: A List of Websites Summary This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of agricultural resources available on the Internet. It is not intended to be exhaustive. It is divided into 24 main categories and 16 subcategories. The websites in this report are for reference only. CRS does not guarantee that these websites are active or current, as the Internet is a vital domain in which new websites continually are added and others abandoned. Also, CRS does not make judgements about the partisan nature of the information posted at some addresses, which will reflect biases of the organization maintaining the site. CRS has, however, made some judgements on where to place groups; many groups could be placed in multiple categories. Finally, no state or local agencies, such as individual state departments of agriculture, or locally-based private organizations, such as the Marin Conservation League, are included to limit the size of this document. Also, this list does not include addresses of private businesses. Note: A full text Web version of this document with hot links is available from the CRS home page along with a wide variety of online reports on agricultural and other issues. Contents Agribusiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Food Processing and Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Inputs (Energy, Fertilizer, Land, Machinery, Water, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Agricultural Law and Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Animals (Livestock and Poultry) (Also See: Dairy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Animal Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Commodity and Trade Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Scientific Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Aquaculture and Fisheries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Aquaculture, Mariculture, and Fish Farming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Freshwater and Marine Fisheries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Commodity Markets and Prices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Conservation and Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Consumer and Food Safety Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cooperatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Credit/Finance/Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Field Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fruits, Vegetables, and Specialty Crops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Domestic Food Assistance and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Farm Labor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Farm Organizations (General and Advocacy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Farm Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Foreign Food Aid and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Foreign Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Foreign Countries and Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 International Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 U.S. Trade Interests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Other Federal Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 State and Local Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 U.S. Department of Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Listservs and Discussion Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Media (Publications and Broadcasters) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Research, Science, and Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Sustainable Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Universities, Foundations, Think Tanks, and Institutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Agriculture: A List of Websites Agribusiness Food Processing and Marketing Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA): [http://www.ara1.org/] American Association of Meat Processors: [http://www.aamp.com/] American Frozen Food Institute: [http://www.affi.com/] American Institute of Baking (AIB): [http://www.aibonline.org/] American Meat Institute (AMI): [http://www.meatami.org/] American Society of Baking: [http://www.asbe.org/] American Wholesale Marketers Association: [http://www.awmanet.org/] Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association: [http://www.thebcma.org/] Canned Vegetable Council: [http://www.cannedveggies.org/] Corn Refiners Association: [http://www.corn.org/web/process.htm] Food Distributors International (NAWGA/IFDA): [http://www.fdi.org/] Food Institute: [http://www.foodinstitute.com/] Food Marketing Institute (FMI): [http://www.fmi.org/] CRS-2 Food Marketing Policy Center: [http://vm.uconn.edu/~wwware/fmktc.html] Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA): [http://www.gmabrands.com/] National Association of Fruits, Flavors, and Syrups (NAFFS): [http://www.naffs.org/index.htm] National Food Processors Association (NFPA): [http://www.nfpa-food.org/] National Food Service Management Institute: [http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/nfsmi/] National Grocers Association: [http://www.nationalgrocers.org/] National Honey Board: [http://www.nhb.org/] National Meat Association: [http://www.nmaonline.org/] National Pasta Association: [http://www.ilovepasta.org/] National Restaurant Association: [http://www.restaurant.org/] Inputs (Energy, Fertilizer, Land, Machinery, Water, etc.) AgriBiz Weather Bureau: [http://www.agribiz.com/weather/wthrfram.html] Agricultural Energy Consumers Association: [http://www.aecaonline.com/intro.html] CropLife America: [http://www.croplifeamerica.org/] American Society of Agricultural Appraisers (ASAA): [http://www.amagappraisers.com] American Society of Agricultural Consultants: [http://www.agconsultants.org/] Areawide Pest Management Research Unit (USDA): [http://apmru.usda.gov/] CRS-3 Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) (USDA): [http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/RegulatoryServices/aapfco.htm] Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA): [http://www.cma.com/] Consortium for International Crop Protection: [http://www.IPMnet.org/brochure.html] Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs: [http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/] Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI): [http://www.emi.org/] Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA): [http://www.farmequip.org/] (The) Fertilizer Institute (TFI): [http://www.tfi.org/] CropLife International: [http://www.gcpf.org/] International Fertilizer Industry Association: [http://www.fertilizer.org/] International Potash Institute: [http://www.ipipotash.org/] Irrigation Association (IA): [http://www.irrigation.org/] National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA): [http://www.agaviation.org/] National Agricultural Biotechnology Council: [http://www.cals.cornell.edu/extension/nabc/] National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC): [http://www.naicc.org/] Beyond Pesticides-National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides: [http://www.beyondpesticides.org/] National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA): [http://www.ngma.com/] National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC): [http://npic.orst.edu/] CRS-4 North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA): [http://www.naeda.com/] North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO): [http://www.nappo.org/] Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA): [http://www.panna.org/] Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Association: [http://www.socma.com/] Transportation Association of American Railroads: [http://www.aar.org/] LogLink Transportation and Logistics Links: [http://www.loglink.net/bargeinland.htm] National Waterways Council: [http://www.waterways.org/] Natural Gas Information and Educational Resources: [http://www.naturalgas.org/] North America's Freight Railroads: [http://www.tomorrowsrailroads.com/] Agricultural Law and Regulations Aglaw: [http://www.aglaw.com/] American Agricultural Law Association (AALA): [http://www.aglaw-assn.org/] National Center for Agricultural Law: [http://law.uark.edu/arklaw/aglaw/] Animals (Livestock and Poultry) (Also See: Dairy) Animal Protection Animal Health Institute: [http://www.ahi.org/] CRS-5 Farm Animal Reform Movement: [http://www.farmusa.org/] Farm Sanctuary (FSE): [http://www.farmsanctuary.org/] Fur Commission U.S.A.: [http://www.furcommission.com/] Humane Farming Association (HFA): [http://www.hfa.org/] Humane Society of the United States: [http://hsus.org/] National Institute for Animal Agriculture: [http://www.animalagriculture.org/] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): [http://www.peta-online.org/] U.S. Animal Health Association: [http://www.usaha.org/] Commodity and Trade Associations American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP): [http://www.aabp.org] American Beefalo Association: [http://www.ababeefalo.org/] American Donkey and Mule Association: [http://www.fortunecity.com/business/gonda/118/index.html] American Egg Board: [http://www.aeb.org/] American Feed Industry Association: [http://www.afia.org] American Horse Council (AHC): [http://www.horsecouncil.org/] American Ostrich Association: [http://www.ostriches.org/] American Sheep Industry Association: [http://sheepusa.org/] CRS-6 Animal Agriculture Alliance: [http://www.soundagscience.org/] Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO): [http://www.aafco.org] Beef Organization: [http://www.beef.org/] Cattlemen’s Beef Board: [http://www.beefboard.org] Feeders Digest: [http://www.feedyards.com] Livestock Marketing Association: [http://www.lmaweb.com/] National Bison Association: [http://www.bisoncentral.com/] National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: [http://www.beef.org/] National Chicken Council: [http://www.eatchicken.com/] National Contract Poultry Growers Association: [http://www.web-span.com/pga/] National Pork Producers Council: [http://www.nppc.org/] National Renderers Association: [http://www.renderers.org/] National Turkey Federation: [http://www.turkeyfed.org/] Porknet: [http://www.porknet.com/] Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF): [http://www.rcalf.com/] United Egg Producers: [http://www.unitedegg.org/] United Producers, Inc.: [http://www.uproducers.com/] CRS-7 U.S. Poultry & Egg Association: [http://www.poultryegg.org/] Scientific Organizations American Society of Animal Science: [http://www.asas.org/] American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): [http://www.avma.org/onlnews/] Center for Veterinary Medicine: [http://www.fda.gov/cvm/] Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS): [http://www.fass.org/] Aquaculture and Fisheries Aquaculture, Mariculture, and Fish Farming Aquacultural Engineering Society [http://www.aesweb.org/] Aquaculture Network Information Center: [http://aquanic.org/] American Tilapia Association: [http://ag.arizona.edu/azaqua/ata.html] (The) Catfish Institute: [http://www.catfishinstitute.com/] Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC): [http://www.issc.org/] National Aquaculture Association: [http://www.natlaquaculture.org/] National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators: [http://www.agr.state.nc.us/aquacult/NASAC.html] National Catfish Information Database (USDA): [http://www.reeusda.gov/adds/catfish.htm] National Fisheries Institute: [http://www.nfi.org/] CRS-8 U.S. Aquaculture Suppliers Association: [http://www.aquaculturesuppliers.com/] U.S. Department of Agriculture Aquaculture Outlook [http://jan.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/erssor/livestock/ldp-aqs/] U.S. Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture: [http://ag.ansc.purdue.edu/aquanic/jsa/index.htm] U.S. Regional Aquaculture Centers: [http://www.reeusda.gov/pas/aquaculture/csrees_aquaculture_investment/regional/] U.S. Trout Farmers Association: [http://www.ustfa.org/] World Aquaculture Society: [http://www.was.org/] Freshwater and Marine Fisheries Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: [http://www.asmfc.org/] Oceans and Marine Affairs, U.S. State Department: [http://www.state.gov/g/oes/] Comprehensive list of fisheries websites: [http://home.istar.ca/~gadus/links.html#index] Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada: [http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/home-accueil_e.htm] Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: [http://www.fao.org/fi/default.asp] Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission: [http://www.gsmfc.org/] International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas: [http://www.iccat.es/] International Pacific Halibut Commission: [http://www.iphc.washington.edu/halcom/default.htm] National Fisheries Institute: [http://www.nfi.org/] National Marine Fisheries Service: [http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov] CRS-9 Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization: [http://www.nafo.ca/home.htm] Pacific Salmon Commission: [http://www.psc.org/Index.htm] Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission: [http://www.psmfc.org/] Regional Fishery Management Councils: [http://www.noaa.gov/nmfs/councils.html] Commodity Markets and Prices Ag Marketing Information: [http://ianrwww.unl.edu/markets/] Chicago Board of Trade: [http://www.cbot.com/] Chicago Mercantile Exchange: [http://www.cme.com/] Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange (CSCE) (New York Board Of Trade (NYBOT) is the parent company of CSCE and the NY Cotton Exchange): [http://www.csce.com/] Farm Marketing: [http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/mkt/index.htm] Futures Industry Association: [http://www.fiafii.org/] Livestock Marketing Information Center: [http://www.lmic.info/] Minneapolis Grain Exchange: [http://www.mgex.com/] National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA): [http://www.nama.org/] University of Florida Market Information System: [http://gnv.ifas.ufl.edu/~marketing/market.html] World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) (USDA): [http://www.usda.gov/agency/oce/waob/waob.htm] CRS-10 Conservation and Environment Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (USDA): [http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/] American Farmland Trust (AFT): [http://www.farmland.org/] Association for the Environmental Health of Soils: [http://www.aehs.com/] Association of State Wetland Managers: [http://www.aswm.org/] Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC): [http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/CTIC/CTIC.html] Ducks Unlimited: [http://www.ducks.org/] Environmental Defense: [http://www.environmentaldefense.org/] Environmental Working Group: [http://www.ewg.org/] Farm Bill Network (information on conservation) [http://www.fb-net.org/] Farm Service Agency, Conservation Division (USDA): [http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/cepd/cepdhome.htm] National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD): [http://www.nacdnet.org/] National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils: [http://www.rcdnet.org/] National Audubon Society: [http://www.audubon.org/] National Water Resources Association: [http://www.nwra.org/] National Wildlife Federation: [http://www.nwf.org/] Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (USDA): [http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/] CRS-11 Nature Conservancy: [http://nature.org/] Northern Plains Resource Council: [http://www.nprcmt.org/] Pheasants Forever: [http://www.pheasantsforever.org/] Sierra Club: [http://www.sierraclub.org/] Society for Range Management: [http://www.srm.org/] Society of Wetland Scientists: [http://www.sws.org/] Soil and Water Conservation Society: [http://www.swcs.org/] Soil Science Society of America: [http://www.soils.org/] (The) Wilderness Society: [http://www.wilderness.org/] Wildlife Management Institute: [http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/] World Resources Institute: [http://www.wri.org/] World Wildlife Fund: [http://www.worldwildlife.org/] Worldwatch Institute: [http://www.worldwatch.org/] Consumer and Food Safety Issues American Dietetic Association: [http://www.eatright.org/] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (USDA): [http://www.aphis.usda.gov/] CRS-12 Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN): [http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/] Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): [http://www.cspinet.org/] Consumers Union Food Safety Index: [http://www.consumersunion.org/food/food.htm] Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (USDA): [http://www.fsis.usda.gov/] International Association for Food Protection: [http://www.foodprotection.org/] International Food Information Council: [http://www.ific.org/] Safe Tables Our Priority: [http://www.stop-usa.org/] Cooperatives Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association: [http://www.burleytobacco.com/website/default.asp] Cooperative State Research, Education, & Extension Service (CSREES) (USDA): [http://www.reeusda.gov/] Flue Cured Tobacco Cooperative: [http://www.ustobaccofarmer.com/] National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA): [http://www.ncba.org/] National Council of Farmer Cooperatives: [http://www.ncfc.org/] National Rural Electric Cooperative Association: [http://www.nreca.org/] Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) (USDA): [http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/] CRS-13 Credit/Finance/Insurance American Bankers Association (ABA): [http://www.aba.com/default.htm] CoBank: [http://www.cobank.com/] Farm Credit System (FCS): [http://www.fccouncil.com/public2/default.htm] Farm Service Agency (FSA), Farm Loan Programs (USDA): [http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/services.htm] Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac): [http://www.farmermac.com/] Federal Credit Administration: [http://www.fca.gov/] Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation (FFCBFC): [http://www.farmcredit-ffcb.com/ffcx/owa/ffcweb.home] Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA): [http://www.ibaa.org/] Risk Management Agency (RMA) & Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC): [http://www.act.fcic.usda.gov/] Crops Field Crops American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) -Alfalfa Processors Council (APC): [http://www.aapausa.org/] American Peanut Coalition: [http://www.go-peanuts.org/] American Peanut Council (APC): [http://www.peanutsusa.com/] American Peanut Shellers Association: [http://www.peanut-shellers.org/] American Seed Trade Association (ASTA): [http://www.amseed.com/] CRS-14 American Soybean Association (ASA): [http://www.amsoy.org/] American Sugar Alliance: [http://www.sugaralliance.org/] American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA): [http://hometown.aol.com/asga/sugar.htm] Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC): [http://www.aaic.org/] Coalition for Sugar Reform: [http://WWW.SUGAR-REFORM.ORG/] Georgia Peanut Commission: [http://www.peanut-shellers.org/] International Tobacco Growers' Association: [http://www.tobaccoleaf.org/index.htm] National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG): [http://www.wheatworld.org/] National Corn Growers Association (NCGA): [http://www.ncga.com/] National Cotton Council: [http://www.cotton.org/] National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA): [http://www.ngfa.org/] Sugar Association: [http://www.sugar.org/] Tobacco Information and Prevention Source at the Center For Disease Control: [http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm] U.S. Grains Council: [http://www.grains.org] USA Rice Federation: [http://www.usarice.com/] Fruits, Vegetables, and Specialty Crops American Beekeeping Federation: [http://www.abfnet.org/] CRS-15 American Society for Horticultural Science: [http://www.ashs.org/] American Vintners Association (AVA): [http://www.americanwineries.org/] ChocolateandCocoa.org: [http://www.acri-cocoa.org/] Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association: [http://www.ffva.com/] Hydroponic Society of America (HSA): [http://www.hsa.hydroponics.org/] International Coffee Organization: [http://www.ico.org/] Leafy Greens Council: [http://www.leafy-greens.org/] National Coffee Association: [http://www.ncausa.org/] National Onion Association: [http://www.onions-usa.org/] National Potato Council: [http://www.npcspud.com/] Organic Trade Association: [http://www.ota.com/] Produce Marketing Association: [http://www.pma.com/] Specialty Coffee Association of America: [http://www.scaa.org/] United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association: [http://www.uffva.org] U.S. Apple Association: [http://www.usapple.org/] Western Growers Association: [http://www.wga.com/] Wine Institute: [http://www.wineinstitute.org/] CRS-16 Dairy Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (USDA): [http://www.ams.usda.gov/] American Dairy Science Association: [http://www.adsa.org/] American Jersey Cattle Association: [http://www.usjersey.com/] Dairy Herd Management: [http://www.dairyherd.com/] Hoard's Dairyman Online: [http://www.hoards.com/] Holstein Association, USA: [http://www.holsteinusa.com/] International Dairy Foods Association: [http://www.idfa.org/] National Dairy Council: [http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/] National Mastitis Council: [http://www.nmconline.org/] National Milk Producers Federation: [http://www.nmpf.org/] New Zealand Dairy Board (NZDB) is now New Zealand Milk: [http://www.nzmilk.co.nz/] U.S. Dairy Export Council: [http://www.usdec.org/] Domestic Food Assistance and Nutrition American School Food Service Association: [http://www.asfsa.org/] Beef Nutrition: [http://www.beefnutrition.org/index.html] CRS-17 Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA): [http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/] Food and Nutrition Services (USDA): [http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/] Food Research and Action Center: [http://www.frac.org/] Human Nutrition Institute: [http://hni.ilsi.org/] National Association of WIC Directors: [http://www.wicdirectors.org/] Second Harvest: [http://www.secondharvest.org/] Farm Labor Agricultural Operations: [http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/agriculturaloperations/index.html] Small Business Handbook, Employing Temporary Alien Agricultural Workers: [http://www.dol.gov/asp/programs/handbook/h2a.htm] Small Business Handbook, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection: [http://www.dol.gov/asp/programs/handbook/mspa.htm] United Farmworkers: [http://www.ufw.org/] Farm Organizations (General and Advocacy) Alpha Zeta: [http://www.alphazeta.org] American Agri-Women: [http://www.americanagriwomen.org/] American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF): [http://www.fb.com/] Center for Rural Affairs (CRA): [http://www.cfra.org/] CRS-18 Future Farmers of America (FFA): [http://www.ffa.org/] National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC): [http://www.ncrlc.com/] National Farmers Organization (NFO): [http://nfo.org/] National Farmers Union (NFU): [http://www.nfu.org/] National Grange (The Order of the Patrons of Husbandry): [http://www.grange.org/] Organization for Competitive Markets: [http://www.competitivemarkets.com/] Rural Advancement Foundation International USA (RAFI-USA): [http://www.rafiusa.org/] Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC): [http://www.worc.org/] Farm Safety Agricultural Safety and Health Homepage for Ohio State University Extension: [http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~agsafety/index.html] Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs: [http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/] Farm Safety 4 Just Kids: [http://www.fs4jk.org/kids/] Farmedic: [http://www.farmedic.com] Iowa State University Extension's Agricultural Health and Safety home page: [http://www.ae.iastate.edu/safety.htm] National Center for Farmworker Health: [http://www.ncfh.org/] National Farm Medicine Center: [http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/nfmc/] CRS-19 National Institute for Farm Safety, Inc.: [http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~agsafety/NIFS/nifs.htm] National Safety Council: [http://www.nsc.org/index.htm] Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): [http://www.osha-slc.gov/index.html] Pennsylvania State University Agricultural Safety and Health home page: [http://server.age.psu.edu/dept/extension/Ag_Safety/] Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program home page: [http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agsafety/welcome.html] Foreign Food Aid and Development Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA): [http://www.acdivoca.org] Bread for the World: [http://www.bread.org/] Development Links: [http://www.info.usaid.gov/about/resources/] Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO): [http://www.echonet.org/] FARMS International: [http://www.farmsinternational.com/] Food for the Hungry, Inc.: [http://www.fh.org/] Heifer Project International (HPI): [http://www.heifer.org/] International Fund for Agricultural Development: [http://www.ifad.org/] Land O’Lakes International Development: [http://www.landolakesidd.com/] United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): [http://www.unctad.org/] CRS-20 United Nations World Food Program: [http://www.wfp.org/] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): [http://www.info.usaid.gov/] USDA Food Aid Programs: [http://www.fas.usda.gov/food-aid.html] Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development (WIIAD): [http://www.winrock.org/] World Bank: [http://www.worldbank.org/] World Health Organization (WHO): [http://www.who.org/] Foreign Trade Foreign Countries and Groups Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: [http://aceis.agr.ca/] Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum: [http://www.apec.org/] Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): [http://www.asean.or.id/] Australian Wheat Board (AWB Limited): [http://www.awb.com.au/] Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: [http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/geo/usa/menu-e.asp] Canadian Wheat Board (CWB): [http://www.cwb.ca/] European Commission DG VI - Agriculture: [http://europa.eu.int/comm/agriculture/index_en.htm] European Union: [http://www.eurunion.org/] International Grains Council: [http://www.igc.org.uk/] CRS-21 Mercado Commun del Sur (MERCOSUR): [http://www.mercosur.com/index.jsp?id=in] New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: [http://www.maf.govt.nz/MAFnet/] International Organizations AOAC International (formerly the Association of Official Analytical Chemists): [http://www.aoac.org/] Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research: [http://babcock.cals.wisc.edu/] Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations: [http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/decdo/contents.htm] Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): [http://www.fao.org/] International Cotton Advisory Committee: [http://www.icac.org/] International Monetary Fund (IMF): [http://www.imf.org/] International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS): [http://www.ishs.org/] International Society of Tropical Foresters: [http://www.cof.orst.edu/org/istf/] International Tropical Timber Organization: [http://www.itto.or.jp/Index.html] National Policy Association, Food and Agriculture Committee: [http://www.NPA1.org/aid/fac.html] Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD): [http://www.oecd.org/] Public Citizen Global Trade Watch: [http://www.citizen.org/pctrade/tradehome.html] World Trade Organization (WTO): [http://www.wto.org/] CRS-22 U.S. Trade Interests Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports: [http://www.usagexports.org/] Food Export USA-Northeast: [http://www.foodexportusa.org/] Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP): [http://www.iatp.org/iatp/] International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium: [http://iatrcweb.org/] International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade (IPC): [http://www.agritrade.org/] Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council (MIATCO): [http://www.miatco.org/] Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA): [http://www.susta.org/] U.S. Dairy Export Council: [http://usdec.org/] U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC): [http://www.usitc.gov/] U.S. Meat Export Federation: [http://www.usmef.org/] U.S. Trade Representative: [http://www.ustr.gov/] Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA): [http://www.wusata.org/] Forestry American Forest and Paper Association: [http://www.afandpa.org/] American Lands Alliance: [http://www.americanlands.org/] Association for Temperate Agroforestry: [http://web.missouri.edu/~afta/] CRS-23 Forest Service (FS) (USDA): [http://www.fs.fed.us/] Forest Stewardship Council: [http://www.fscoax.org/principal.htm] International Society of Tropical Foresters: [http://www.cof.orst.edu/org/istf/] International Tropical Timber Organization: [http://www.itto.or.jp/Index] National Arbor Day Foundation: [http://www.arborday.org/] National Association of State Foresters: [http://www.stateforesters.org/] Pinchot Institute for Conservation: [http://www.pinchot.org/] Society of American Foresters: [http://www.safnet.org/] Trees for Life (TFL): [http://www.treesforlife.org/treesforlife.html] Government Other Federal Sites Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): [http://www.bls.gov/] Bureau of Land Management (BLM): [http://www.blm.gov/] Bureau of Reclamation: [http://www.usbr.gov/] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): [http://www.cdc.gov/] Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): [http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/] Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): [http://www.cftc.gov/] CRS-24 Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ): [http://www.whitehouse.gov/ceq] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): [http://www.epa.gov/] Farm Credit Administration (FCA): [http://www.fca.gov/] Federal Register (FR): [http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html] Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): [http://www.fws.gov/] Food and Drug Administration (FDA): [http://www.fda.gov/] General Accounting Office (GAO): [http://www.gao.gov/] Maritime Administration: [http://www.marad.dot.gov/] National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS): [http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): [http://www.noaa.gov/] National Weather Service: [http://www.nws.noaa.gov/] Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Agricultural Operations: [http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/agriculturaloperations/index.html] U.S. Agency for International Development (AID or USAID): [http://www.info.usaid.gov/] U.S. Department of Labor: [http://www.dol.gov/] U.S. Department of the Interior: [http://www.doi.gov/] U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): [http://www.usgs.gov/index.html] CRS-25 U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC): [http://www.usitc.gov/] U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): [http://www.ustr.gov/] State and Local Government National Association of Counties: [http://www.naco.org/] National Association of State Departments of Agriculture: [http://www.nasda-hq.org/] National Governors Association: [http://www.nga.org/] State and Local Government on the Web: [http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/state.html] USDA-ERS State Fact Sheets: [http://www.ers.usda.gov/statefacts/] USDA-NASS State Statistical Offices: [http://www.usda.gov/nass/sso-rpts.htm] U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS): [http://www.ams.usda.gov/] Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: [http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/] Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): [http://www.aphis.usda.gov/] Cooperative State Research, Education, & Extension Service (CSREES): [http://www.reeusda.gov/] Economic Research Service (ERS): [http://www.ers.usda.gov/] Farm Service Agency (FSA): [http://www.fsa.usda.gov/] Food and Nutrition Services: [http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/] CRS-26 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): [http://www.fsis.usda.gov/] Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS): [http://www.fas.usda.gov/] Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA): [http://www.usda.gov/gipsa/] National Agricultural Library (NAL): [http://www.nalusda.gov/] National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS): [http://www.usda.gov/nass/] Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): [http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/] Office of the Chief Economist (OCE): [http://www.usda.gov/oce/] Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS): [http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/] U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): [http://www.usda.gov/] World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB): [http://www.usda.gov/agency/oce/waob/waob.htm] Listservs and Discussion Groups AGNMORE: [http://agnews.tamu.edu/agnmore.htm] Agriculture Internet Users Association: [http://www.aiua.org/scripts/WebCount.exe] (The) Agricultural GIS Users' Group - Ag-GIS: [http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/anthropology/AG-GIS/] Dairy-L: [http://www.wam.umd.edu/~markv/Dairy-L.html?pid=2820&cob=home] FAO Email Conferences: [http://www.fao.org/mailnews/econflis.htm?pid=2820&cob=home] CRS-27 Organic Growers Listserv: [http://www.pd.org/~glsa/links.html] Rural Resources Listservs and Discussion Groups: [http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~rcled/resources/listserv.html] Media (Publications and Broadcasters) Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE): [http://www.aceweb.org/] Agricultural News from Around the World: [http://www.agriculture.com/worldwide/] Agricultural Publishers Association (APA): [http://www.agpub.org] Agriculture Law Headlines: [http://www.agriculturelaw.com/] Agrimine: [http://www.agrimine.com/] AgWeb: [http://www.agweb.com/] American Horse Publications (AHP): [http://www.americanhorsepubs.org/] Communicating for Agriculture and the Self Employed (CA): [http://www.cainc.org/] Dairy Herd Management: [http://www.dairyherd.com/] Farm Journal: [http://www.farmjournal.com/] Hoard's Dairyman Online: [http://www.hoards.com/] King Cotton Magazine: [http://cotton.net/] National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB): [http://nafb.com/] CRS-28 Profarmer: [http://www.profarmer.com/] Progressive Farmer: [http://progressivefarmer.com/] Primedia Agricultural Magazines: [http://www.primediabusiness.com/industries.asp?industry_id=1] Render, The National Magazine of Rendering: [http://www.rendermagazine.com/] Successful Farming Online: [http://www.agriculture.com/] Reference Census of Agriculture: [http://www.nass.usda.gov/census/] Economics and Statistics System: [http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/] AgriSurf Search Engine: [http://www.agrisurf.com/agrisurfscripts/agrisurf.asp?index=_25] Research, Science, and Technology Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC): [http://www.aic.ca/] Agricultural Research Service (ARS) (USDA): [http://www.ars.usda.gov/] American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA): [http://www.aaea.org/] American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): [http://www.aaas.org/] American Association of Cereal Chemists: [http://www.scisoc.org/aacc/] American Dairy Science Association (ADSA): [http://www.adsa.org/] CRS-29 American Leather Chemists Associations: [http://www.leatherchemists.org/] American Meat Science Association (AMSA): [http://www.meatscience.org/] American Society of Agricultural Engineers: [http://www.asae.org/] American Society of Agronomy: [http://www.agronomy.org/] American Bioenergy Association: [http://www.biomass.org/] Biotechnology Information Center (USDA): [http://www.nal.usda.gov/bic/] CAB International: [http://www.cabi.org/] Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering (CSAE): [http://www.csae-scgr.ca/] Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR): [http://www.cgiar.org/] Controlled Release Society (CRS): [http://www.controlledrelease.org/] Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST): [http://www.cast-science.org/] Crop Science Society of America (CSSA): [http://www.crops.org/] Economic Research Service (ERS): [http://www.ers.usda.gov/] Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biologies: [http://www.faseb.org/] Institute of Food Technologists: [http://www.ift.org/] International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS): [http://www.ishs.org/] National Academics of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources: [http://www7.nationalacademies.org/banr/] CRS-30 National Agricultural Library (NAL) (USDA): [http://www.nalusda.gov/] National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) (USDA): [http://www.usda.gov/nass/] National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academics of Science: [http://www.nas.edu/nrc/] Sustainable Agriculture Alternative Energy Resources Organization: [http://weedeco.msu.montana.edu/aero/home.htm] Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas: [http://www.attra.org/index.html] Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources: [http://csanr.wsu.edu/] Ecological Farming Association: [http://www.csa-efc.org/] Community Alliance with Family Farmers: [http://www.caff.org/] (The) Food Alliance: [http://www.thefoodalliance.org/] Henry A. Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy at Winrock International: [http://www.winrock.org/] International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture: [http://www.mtn.org/iasa/] Universities, Foundations, Think Tanks, and Institutes Ag Econ Search: [http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/] Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M: [http://www.afpc.tamu.edu/] Agricultural Marketing Policy Center: [http://www.trc.montana.edu/] CRS-31 Agricultural Policy Analysis Center (University of Tennessee): [http://www.agpolicy.org/] Arizona State University National Food and Agricultural Policy Project: [http://nfapp.east.asu.edu/] Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD): [http://www.card.iastate.edu/] Center for the Study of Rural America: [http://www.kc.frb.org/RuralCenter/RuralMain.htm] Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture Report: [http://www.usda.gov/oce/21st-century/report.pdf] Cornell Commodity Promotion Research Program: [http://aem.cornell.edu/special_programs/commodity/index.htm] Farm Foundation (FF): [http://www.farmfoundation.org/] Farm Marketing Analysis: [http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/mkt/index.htm] Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Iowa State: [http://www.fapri.org/] Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Missouri University: [http://www.fapri.missouri.edu/] International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE): [http://www.iaae-agecon.org/] National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: [http://www.nasulgc.org/] National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy: [http://www.ncfap.org/] Public Issues Education: [http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/agecon/PIE/] Resources for the Future (RFF): [http://www.rff.org/] Rural Sociological Society (RSS): [http://RuralSociology.org/]