From Vine to Wine
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The internet can connect you to a great deal of information about your topic. Keep in mind that not all web sources are credible. Be sure that the information you use for your research is current and correct. The following are some web resources that may enhance your research on agricultural marketing:
GENERAL AGRICULTURAL MARKETING WEBSITES
- USDA - Marketing and Trade
This is a US Government agency that specializes in agriculture. The website provides information about how products reach market.
- Agricultural Marketing Service
AMS includes five commodity programs --Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Cotton and Tobacco - providing standardization, grading, and market news services for those commodities.
- American Agricultural Economics Association
The AAEA organization focuses on the enhancement and dissemination of knowledge related to the economics of agriculture. This website provides access to several publications including "Choices" magazine.
- American Farm Bureau Federation
AFBF is the largest farm organization in the U.S. dedicated to promoting, protecting, and representing the interests of farmers and ranchers.
- Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
ARMC is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.
AgriMarketing Magazine covers the unique interests of corporate agribusiness executives, their marketing communications agencies, the agricultural media, ag trade associations and other ag-related professionals.
- National Agri-Marketing Association
NAMA is the nation's largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness.
- National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
NCFC's mission is to advance the business and policy interests of America's cooperatives and other farmer-owned enterprises.
AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY WEBSITES
These Land Grant institutions provide information and publications on a variety of agriculture and agri-marketing related topics.
- Washington State University Extension
- Oregon State University Extension
- University of Idaho Extension
- University of California - Davis Outreach
- North Dakota State University Extension
- State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Cooperative Extension
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension
- UNL - Food Processing Center
University of Nebraska Food Processing Center provides information and links related to the food industry.
- Oklahoma State University - Agricultural Economics Extension Home
- Oklahoma State University Extension – "Marketing and Risk Management"
Dr. Anderson discusses getting wheat to market.
- University of Wisconsin - Madison "Farm to Fork"
UW - Madison's Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) leads diverse projects on food systems, or what happens from the farm gate to an eater's plate.
- MSU's Agricultural Market Information Virtual Library
Michigan State University's guide to various market information sources presently available on the internet.
A FEW SPECIFIC COMMODITY WEBSITES
This site provides links to several beef and cattle organization websites including the National Cattleman's Beef Association.
- National Pork Producers Council
NPPC conducts public-policy outreach on behalf of its 43 affiliated state associations, enhancing opportunities for the success of U.S. pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the U.S. pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to the domestic and world markets.
- US Poultry & Egg Association
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association represents the entire industry as an "All Feather" association. Membership includes producers and processors of all poultry, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies.
- American Egg Board
AEB is the egg industry's promotional arm, striving to implement a results-oriented marketing program that achieves success through national marketing initiatives.
- National Association of Wheat Growers
This organization specializes in advancing the wheat market.
- Alfalfa Council
NAFA focuses on enabling all segments of the alfalfa and forage industry to compete effectively and profitably, domestically and abroad.
- National Hay Association
National Hay Association is working for the good of those who are involved in the production, sale and transportation of forage products across the United States and the world.
- Washington State Hay Growers Association
WSHGA is the leading hay association in the Pacific Northwest providing research information and support.
- American Society for Enology and Viticulture
ASEV is a professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. ASEV publishes the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.
- Washington Wine Commission
The Washington Wine Commission represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the Commission provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines.
- Walla Walla Wine
WWVWA supports and promotes quality, integrity, and excellence in the Walla Walla Valley wine industry, and works to further national and international recognition of the region.
USEFUL WALLA WALLA WEBSITES
- Walla Walla Trends
This website represents a partnership between the Port of Walla Walla and Eastern Washington University providing relevant data for public and economic policy and decision making.
This web page gives a good overview of area agricultural commodities and provides links to other agriculture related websites.
- Port of Walla Walla
The Port of Walla Walla is a municipal corporation responsible for fostering economic development throughout Walla Walla County.
- Walla Walla County Agricultural Statistics
Walla Walla County Agricultural Statistics report from the Port of Walla Walla. It includes a list of some of the major commodities in the area.