Agriculture


Government Sites

U.S. Department of Agriculture Home Page
News releases, speeches, selected publications, agency reports, Title 7 of the U.S. Code, information on USDA agencies and programs, calendar of events, and directory of sources of USDA information.
Texas Department of Agriculture
Agribusiness development, market news, marketing information, Texas agriculture statistics, pesticides, regional operations, hay hotline, Texas Agriculture Today newsletter, regulatory programs, funding, Project TEACH (Texas Education and Agriculture Cooperating for Health), press releases, communications, personnel, employment opportunities, and consumer tips.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
USDA guide to states' extension offices, agriculture experiment stations, and land-grant institutions.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Online
Canada's Department of Agriculture home page. In English and French.
Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)
Includes sections on agriculture, economics, nutrition, statistics, fisheries, forestry, sustainable development, and technical cooperation. In English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese.

Libraries

National Agricultural Library
Links to images from NAL's special collections, NAL information products including bibliographies and other publications, and agriculture-related Internet sites.
AGRICOLA - The National Agricultural Library's Catalog and Article Citation Database
Includes bibliographic citations for books, reports, maps, journals/periodicals, audiovisuals, CD-ROMs, software, and other materials added to NAL collections since 1970. The Article Citation Database contains citations for journal/periodical articles, book chapters, reprints, and other specialized materials indexed by NAL and cooperators. This database can also be accessed directly from the Cornette Library website through the list of databases, or the dropdown menu labeled "Quck links".
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (Cornell University)
CHLA provides the full-text of agricultural texts on agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Coverage runs from the early 19th century to the middle-to-late 20th century.

Agricultural Economics

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural Economics
Searchable database developed at the University of Minnesota to distribute reports of scholarly research electronically.
Economic Research Service (ERS-USDA)
Economic and social analysis of information on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America. Includes special topic briefings on agriculture and food economy, agriculture and water quality, farm business economics, food safety, and rural economy.
USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System
Searchable database of about 300 agricultural statistical reports and datasets from economics agencies of the USDA covering U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.

Agricultural Research

ARS TEKTRAN
Searchable database containing summaries of recent research results from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.
AGRICOLA - The National Agricultural Library's Catalog and Article Citation Database
Includes bibliographic citations for books, reports, maps, journals/periodicals, audiovisuals, CD-ROMs, software, and other materials added to NAL collections since 1970. The Article Citation Database contains citations for journal/periodical articles, book chapters, reprints, and other specialized materials indexed by NAL and cooperators. This database can also be accessed directly from the Cornette Library website through the list of databases, or the dropdown menu labeled "Quck links".

Agricultural Statistics

Census of Agriculture
The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, collects data on land use and ownership, irrigation, crop acreage and harvests, livestock, Federal acreage reduction programs and other Federal farm programs, Commodity Credit Corporation loans, farm workers and farm worker injuries. Additional data is collected from a sample on production expenses, fertilizer and chemicals, machinery and equipment, market value of land and buildings, and income from farm-related sources. Reports are compiled at the state, county, and zip code levels. Data from the 2007, 2002, 1997, and 1992 censuses are available on the web from USDA. Data from 1997, 1992, and 1987 are also available from Cornell University.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS-USDA)
Current and historic data, NASS publications and reports, information on NASS and state statistical offices, and links to other agricultural sources.
USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System
Searchable database for nearly 300 reports and datasets from USDA economics agencies. Covers domestic and international agriculture and related topics.
FAOSTAT
Searchable database of over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in agricultural production, trade, machinery, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products, food aid shipments, and population. Available in English, French, and Spanish.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)- Texas Reports and Statistics
Facts about Texas agriculture, the state's rank in U.S. agriculture, crop weather, maps showing climatic divisions, Texas Agricultural Statistical Districts and farm labor regions, crop and livestock charts, press releases, and a list of available reports.
Cornette Library: Government Information: Finding Agricultural Statistics
Links to Texas, United States, and international publications and agencies which collect agricultural statistics.

Animal and Plant Sciences

Breeds of Livestock
Searchable database created by the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University covering cattle, horses, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, breed research, and breeds by world region.
Meat Animal Research Center (USDA)
Brief descriptions of research programs on genetics and breeding, reproduction, nutrition, animal health, meats science, production systems, and biological engineering.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS-USDA)
APHIS publications, APHIS Fact Book, APHIS import-export directory, tips on bringing food, plant, and animal products into the U.S., APHIS regulations and press releases, mailing lists, and an agency phone directory. Searchable.
ARS Pesticide Properties Database (USDA)
Compendium of chemical and physical properties for 230 widely-used pesticides. Note: Clicking on this link will open a Microsoft Word document.
Forage Information System
Information on species, pastures, hay, silage, cover crops, animals, pests, statistics, visual evaluations of crops, economics, people, publications, vendors, organizations, state, regional, national and international projects, lists of conferences and jobs, and a glossary of forage related terms. Searchable by keyword.

Soil and Water

Irrigation and Hydrology Virtual Library
Links to resources in research, software, projects, discussion lists, organizations, irrigation systems, statistics and standards, drought management, congresses and conferences, irrigation and water experts, online journals, and water resources.
Soil Science Society of America
Includes information about the society and provides links to other soil science Web sites.

Weather

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (USDA)
Crop progress timetables, state reports, previous weeks reports, maps, and other crop-weather graphics.
The Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF)
U.S. government site provides links to publications and other agriculture and weather Web sites.

Other Agriculture Guides

AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center)
Searchable and browsable database of agriculture-related information systems, databases, and datasets including links to Internet sites.
INFOMINE: Biological, Agricultural, and Medical Sciences (University of California)
Searchable list of biological, agricultural and medical resources. Contains a separate list of records added recently.
Yahoo! Science: Agriculture
Popular catalog of Internet sites that provides access to sites of agriculture-related topics like agribusiness, agronomy, animal science, crops and commodities, horticulture, organic farming, sustainable agriculture, and weed control.

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