Agriculture Policy

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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 policy:



WWCC Library - Agriculture Resources and Databases

GreenR database is particularly good for finding information on environmental and natural resource related topics. The WWCC Library "Agriculture Resources" page provides a link to this and a variety of other agriculture related databases and resources.


The National Agricultural Library houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections.

Agriculture Network Information Center

AgNIC is a distributed network that provides access to information on a variety of agricultural topics, subject experts, and other resources.

Environmental Protection Agency - Agriculture

The EPA Agriculture home page provides links to enviro-ag related topics including laws, policies, compliance, and enforcement.

Farm Service Agency

FSA is dedicated to evaluating, analyzing, and recommending program policies and providing technical
advice on program alternatives, proposed legislation, policy determinations, and commodity and conservation related issues. The home page sidebar provides links to many important agricultural topics including economic and policy analysis.

Farm Credit Administration

FCA is the independent Federal agency responsible for examining and regulating the Farm Credit System, a Government-sponsored enterprise created by Congress in 1916 to provide American agriculture with a dependable source of credit.

National Agricultural Law Center

The NALC, funded by the Department of Agriculture and operated by the University of Arkansas School of Law, conducts research and provides information related to national and international agriculture and food law.

USDA Agricultural Research Service

The ARS provides information relating to nutrition and food safety and quality, animal production and protection, natural resources and sustainable agricultural systems, and crop production and protection.

USDA Economic Research Service

The ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decisionmaking on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

The FSIS is responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. The website provides links to food safety information including regulations and policies.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

The FAS links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. This website includes information related to trade policy, import/export programs, and the Farm Bill.

USDA Water Quality Information Center

The WQIC collects, organizes, and communicates the scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water resources and agriculture.