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Federal Government:
USDA
Statistics Canada
National Associations of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
Federal Employment
US Govt Official Web Portal

Pennsylvania State Government:
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
PA Emergency Management Agency
PA Department of Environmental Protection

Laws and Legislation:
Penn State Dickinson School of Law - Ag Law Research & Eduation Center


Education

Conservation/Environment:
PA State Conservation Commission
Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research Unit
The Pennsylvania Assoc. of Conservation Districts, Inc.
Delaware River Basin Commission
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
College of Agricultural Sciences - Disaster Resources Drought Page
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Resources Inventory
National Resources Conversation Service: Soils

Extension:
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA
Penn State Cooperative Extension
EDEN - Extension Disaster Education Network

Education:
Pennsylvania's Ag in the Classroom
Pennsylvania FFA Association
Delaware Valley College
PSU College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State Directory
Elizabethtown College - The Plain Community


Facts & Search Engines

Facts:
Penn State Data Center
State Fact Sheets from USDA/ERS
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census American Fact Finder
NAICS - North American Industry Classification System
Statistics from over 100 Federal Agencies
Statistical Abstract, The National Data Book

Library:
National Agricultural Library
AgNIC - Agricultural Network Information Center
FIC - Farmland Information Center
USDA Online Photography Center
USDA Publications
How to get Information from USDA
Penn State Libraries: Public Information Field Office
Commonwealth Libraries: State Library of PA
Federal Depository Library Directory

Ag Search Engines:
Pennsylvania Ag Connection

Maps & GIS:
The National Atlas of the United States of America
ERS/USDA Data - County Typology Codes
AgMap: Pennsylvania's Online Agricultural Directory
Pennsylvania Magic: Mapping and Geographic Information Consortium
Penn State Geospatial Technology Program
Pennsylvania Geological Survey
Pennsylvania Geospatial Information Council
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access

Foreign Agriculture:
Food Export USA Northeast
FAS - Foreign Agriculture Service
U.S. Trade Imports

Rural Health:
Pennsylvania Field Office of Rural Health
Rural Health Policy


Agriculture

Crops & Livestock:
Grain Inspection
Penn State Agricultural Council
Penn State Crop Management Association
Penn State Department of Poultry Science
Penn State Equine Science Program
Penn State HorticultureDepartment
Penn State Nutrient Management Program
Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania
Center for Plasticulture
Pennsylvania Maple Syrup and Non-Timber Forest Products

Weather:
CPCSWeb Data Collection Site
Weekly Weather & Crop Bulletin
Penn State Climatologist
National Weather Service
National Weather Service - State College, PA
National Climatic Data Center
National Climatic Data Center Publications

Animal Health:
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
National Animal Health Monitoring & Surveillance
Veterinary Services
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Packers & Stockyards
Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team

Pesticides:
Penn State Pesticide Education
Northeastern IPM Center
Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems

Organic & Alternate Agriculture:
National Organic Program
NEON - Northeast Organic Network
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
Agriculture Alternatives
Sustainable Ag Research and Education

Forestry:
USDA Forest Service
PA Hardwoods Developement Council

Renewable Fuels:
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Engery
Biomass Research and Development
Alternative Fuels Data Center
2004 National Distillers Grains Summary
The Energy Institute
EPA - Clean Energy

Farm Labor:
ERS/USDA Data - Farm and Farm-Related Employment
Bureau of Labor Statistics
PA Labor and Industry
AgrAbility for disabled PA farmers


Economics

Financial Help / Farm Programs:
USDA Online Service Center
Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - PA Field Office
National Resources Conservation Service
National Resources Conservation Service - PA Field Office
Wildlife Services
Rural Development - PA Field Office
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Pennsylvania Open for Business
Pennsylvania Farm Link
Keystone Development Center
Area Loan Organizations
Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund
Small Business First
PA Online Agriculture Directory - Ag Map

Crop Insurance:
Risk Management Agency
Crop Insurance Education

Marketing:
Small Farm Program
USDA Farmer Direct Marketing
Food Export USA Northeast

Prices:
Agricultural Marketing Service
Ag Marketing Service Market News
Ag Marketing Service Dairy Page
Livestock and Grain Market News

Economic:
ERS, Economic Research Service
ERS Briefing Rooms - Ag analysis by subject area.
ERS - Subject Specialist
Ag Resource Management issues - Farm financial health
Farm Income and Costs
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Penn State
Farm Management, Penn State
Consumer Price Index & Inflation Calculator

Minorities in Agriculture:
Pennsylvania Women's Ag Network
Penn State Latino Ag Center
National Black Farmers Association

 


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