Agriculture links from SEJ
Links from the Society of Environmental Journalists on environmental aspects of agriculture.
AgriSeek.com is an online marketplace for equipment, livestock, realestate, jobs, farm-related products and services. This marketplace helps agricultural and rural-based businesses to expand market share through an on-line trading community. Must register to search.
The free resource is a comprehensive encyclopedia of eco-labels found on food and wood products. With over 100 records of labels and general claims, consumers can find out who, what, and why behind the labels and general claims. Very easy to search and excellent database.
Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. immigration information. Also check out the INS statistics section and immigration and naturalization laws.
A one-stop shop for U.S. government statistics — broad ones, anyway — organized by state and county. Gives basic info on agriculture, population, business, crime, education, energy, and miscellaneous information.
Regional Economic Information System
Local economic data for states, counties, metro areas for 1969-. By the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Includes personal income, employment, transfer payments, and farm income and expenses.
U.S. Department of Agriculture alerts
Everything from chickens to cranberries. The Ag Department has 70 E-mail information services, including information on imports, exports, prices, chemicals, milk, and walnuts.
USDA Economics and Statistics System
Contains nearly 300 reports and data sets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are updated yearly.”
USDA Preparing for a New Millennium
The FY1998 report from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Info on rural economy, food safety, family farm support.
USDA reports schedule
Latest data and analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its agencies: Economic Research Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board.
What is the most important invention
Amazingly, it could be hay.