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View Resource National Organic Program

On March 7, US Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced a new proposal for uniform and consistent national standards for organic food. This proposal would establish a clear national organic standard that reflects concerns expressed in the more than 250,000 comments received after the initial organic proposal made in December 1997. Briefly, the new standards would ban the use of genetic...

https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national...
View Resource Two on Planning and Development: Development at the Urban Fringe and Beyond

These two sites should be useful for urban planners or anyone interested in the issues surrounding development and "sprawl." The first, a report from the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture, covers the "forces driving development, its character and impacts on agriculture and rural communities, the means available to channel and control growth, and the pros and cons...

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=413...
View Resource Biosecurity, Bioterror, and the Threat to Agriculture

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has posted this page to help citizens learn more about bioterrorism and agriculture. The page consists of pointers to resources spanning a range of issues related to agriculture and terrorism, including conference proceedings, articles from government branches, government alerts, and contact information. The site is divided into six categories: Alerts,...

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/research-by-topic/biosecurity...
View Resource US Export Sales Reports

Providing graphic and statistical representation of weekly, monthly, and yearly sales, the US Export Sales Reports track primary American commodities marketed abroad, including wheat, cotton, feed grains, oilseeds, rice, beef, and hides and skins. Especially from a lay person's perspective, the level of detail of each report is astonishingly minute and analytical. For instance, for wheat and...

https://apps.fas.usda.gov/export-sales/esrd1.html
View Resource Agriculture in the Classroom

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agriculture in the Classroom Web site(last mentioned in the October 27, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) has recently been updated. One of the current features, Listening to the Prairie - Farming in Nature's Image, is a useful resource which has many lesson plans and classroom activities for all grades and can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat...

https://www.agclassroom.org/
View Resource Natural Resources Conservation Service

A division of the US Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a mission to provide leadership and partner with private land owners to "help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment." Their home page is useful in that regard as it currently provides significant information on topics related to the 2002 Farm Bill, water...

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home...
View Resource Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development

In keeping with the tradition of "The Wisconsin Idea," the Babcock Institute for International Dairy Research and Development Web site features material that will be of great interest to the general public, researchers, and those directly involved in the dairy industry. Pertinent sections on the site include areas devoted to recent publications dealing with topical dairy research, the Institute's...

https://dysci.wisc.edu/
View Resource Center for Rural Affairs

As their mission statement states, the Center for Rural Affairs is "committed to building communities that stand for social justice, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship." One of the highlights of the Center's site is their monthly newsletter that offers a range of pertinent news stories dealing with national events affecting rural America. For persons in rural areas, the Rural...

http://www.cfra.org/
View Resource The Old Farmer's Almanac

With the advent and proliferation of the Internet and Web access, a multitude of information has become immediately accessible to anyone with a computer and a phone line. Providing home-spun wisdom and advice has been a hallmark of The Old Farmers Almanac since 1792, and their site features quite a bit of free information that will be useful to new visitors and familiar to long-time fans of the...

https://www.almanac.com/
View Resource Agriculture Fact Book 1998

The 1998 edition of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Fact Book (described in the March 13, 1998 Scout Report) has been recently released. This valued and trusted reference tool binds together a variety of facts, figures, charts, and tables on US agriculture, nutrition, consumers, and trade; rural America; and the USDA itself. Users can consult the fact book to discover...

http://www.petrik.com/PUBLIC/library/USDA_fact/factbook1998....
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