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View Resource Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of...

http://www.fao.org/home/en/
View Resource USDA Agency Reports Calendar

The USDA summarizes its report releases from various sources (the Economic Research Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board) at these three calendar sites. Notable reports for June 1998 include Minnesota-Wisconsin Manufacturing Grade Milk Price Series, Base Month and Final Two-State Estimates for 1995-97...

https://www.usda.gov/media/agency-reports
View Resource The State of Food and Agriculture 1997

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has made available the full text of the latest version of this annual publication that keeps track of developments in world agriculture. It is divided into three sections, a general world review, regional overviews, and a special section on the agroprocessing sector. The regional overviews highlight six countries this year: Mozambique, Angola,...

http://www.fao.org/docrep/w5800e/w5800e00.htm
View Resource eldis Country Profiles

This new briefing service from eldis (Electronic Development and Environment Information System) (originally reviewed in the October 9, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) offers access to a large amount of informative material on individual countries. The heart of this material will be multiple documents providing sectoral profiles of Agriculture, Environment, Economics, Gender, Politics,...

http://www.eldis.org/search
View Resource Kid's Science Page at the National Agricultural Library

The US Department of Agriculture hosts this site for kids, providing "lists of children's books and articles on specific agricultural subjects, science fair projects and supplies, careers and biographies of leading scientists, and 'learn by doing' 4-H youth projects." Five main sections introduce kids to some of the building blocks of modern agriculture: Animals, Environment, Food & Nutrition,...

https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/initiatives/usda-kids
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 Publications

The Nitrogen and Phosphorus Knowledge Web page is offered by Iowa State University Extension and the College of Agriculture. The publications page contains links to various newsletters, articles, publications, power point presentations, links to governmental publications, and more. For example, visitors will find articles written on phosphorous within the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter,...

http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/NPKnowledge/pubs.shtml
View Resource Avocado Information

To borrow shamelessly from Benjamin Franklin, guacamole is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. The Agricultural and Natural Resources people at the University of California-Riverside would seem to agree. In this Web site devoted solely to the lovely avocado, readers can learn all about the history and horticulture of this subtropical fruit (that's right -- fruit). Features include...

http://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/
View Resource Manure Management for Water Quality: Costs to Animal Feeding Operations of Applying Manure Nutrients to Land

This Web site contains a June 2003 report from the Economic Research Service of U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report offers a detailed analysis of livestock and poultry manure management for water quality in the U.S. The studies included in the report occur on multiple scales: 1) a farm-level analysis of "on-farm technical choice and producer costs" across the U.S., 2) a regional analysis of...

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=415...
View Resource Back to the Basics: Organic Farms, CSAs and Farmers Markets

In the midst of a precipitous decline in family farms and an industrious increase in large-scale agriculture, a back-to-basics farming movement is growing like a well-tended garden. Whether you are a supporter of local farmers at a farmers market, a member of a CSA farm, or you are simply worried about pesticides, going organic or going local has found many fans. And, while markedly more expensive...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0725
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