if printed in landscape.
This page links
to various web sites that address topics related to this course.
Federal Government Departments
State Department of Agriculture (USDA)
agencies (brief description of each USDA agency)
links to selected
Research Service (ERS)
Service Agency (FSA)
Agricultural Library (NAL)
Economics, Statistics and Market Information System
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Management Agency (RMA)
following links are examples of sources of government information about
(USDA) Amber Waves.
Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information
and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... the mission
of ERS is to inform and enhance public and private decisionmaking
on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural
resources, and rural development ... Amber Waves contains articles
by ERS researchers and their collaborators."
- "ERS (USDA) offers a significant
body of research and analysis on [a variety] of Key
Topics. Each provides a collection of data, publications, and other
products and services. Selected topics include"
NASS -- "Each
year, the employees of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS) conduct hundreds of surveys and prepare reports covering virtually
every facet of U.S. agriculture -- production and supplies of food
and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages,
farm aspects of the industry. In addition, NASS's 45 State
Statistical Offices (SSO's) publish data about many of the same
topics for local audiences.
cover a wide range of subjects, from traditional crops, such as corn
and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from calves
born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms.
The abundance of information produced has earned for NASS employees
the title, 'The Fact Finders of Agriculture.'"
- National Agricultural Statistics Service Publications
- "The North
Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service's (NDASS) purpose is to provide
everyone with equal access to accurate, unbiased information." NDASS is located in Fargo (4th floor of the IACC building on the NDSU
Dakota State University Extension Service. Fargo, University and
county offices. Develops publications
on a variety of topics including grain, forages, and livestock prices
received in North Dakota.
- Choices -- publication of the American Agricultural Economics Association
for university-based economic research AGECON
SEARCH - "A full text library of Agricultural and Applied Economics
scholarly literature." Use the search engine to locate publications
relating to the topic of your interest.
- University for
for Farm Financial Management
Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM) provides educational
programs and software tools that are practical, timely, and applicable
to real-world farm situations. Major emphasis areas are farm
financial planning, financial analysis, commodity marketing, and
ag credit analysis."
Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards being developed by agreement among businesses
with emphasis on testing procedures and manufacturing processes, rather
than product characteristics. These standards are being referenced in
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