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Food and Fuel: Myths and Facts
From the Council for Biotechnology Information, which communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural and food biotechnology to sustainable development.

FoodandWaterWatch.org
Track studies, findings. Includes newsletter and RSS feed.

YouTractor.com
A video site for vintage tractors, farm tractors and new tractors.

National Weather Service: River Flooding Map Track what rivers are flooding around the country.

FEMA: What States Spend on Flood Damage

PBS: Running Dry Documentary
Is there a drought in the Southwest?

Carsey Institute
University of New Hampshire organization studies issues pertaining to the ag community. Newsletters, press releases, publications, research, etc.

ConsumerWorld.com: Consumer News Tips
Dozens of links to news alert sites. Very handy for business reporters.

Agricultural Media Summit
Seminars, resource pages and more.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Ag Census
Statistics galore, up to 2007.

U.S. Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Rural Blog
A collection of "events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism from and about rural America."

Daily Yonder
From the Center for Rural Strategies, this blog includes news, commentary, research, etc.

RuralPovertyPortal.org

City Farmer News
Stories and tips for city-dwellers who want to grow food. Urban farming and farmers market topics, too.

Seasonal Ingredient Map

Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
News, stats and issues on agriculture and small communities.

The Rural Blog
Agriculture and rural living issues. Part of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

National Cotton Council
Industry site with research, industry contacts, etc.

TheHorse.com
News and issues with the horse and breeding industry.

AgPR.com
More than a PR site, it allows you to search farm legislation and links to many helpful resources.

Agri News

Agriculture Online

AgNews.com

Ag Retailer

Ag Innovator

AgriMarketing.com

Agri-View

AgWeb.com
Offers a great e-mail newsletter with daily headlines and links.

AgWeek

American Vineyard

Capital Press
The largest-circulation agriculture newspaper west of the Rockies.

Dairy Herd Management

Dairy Today
Click on the Dairy Today link off agweb.com.

DVM News Magazine
News and weather for managers of large farms.

Farm Equipment Magazine

FarmProgress.com Magazine
Publishes several ag publications, inlcuding, Nebraska Farmer, California Farmer, Prairie Farmer, etc.

Farm Industry News

Farm and Dairy
A weekly publication on the industries.

Farm and Ranch Guide

FarmWeek

Farmer's Digest

Feed and Grain

Fresh Cut

High Plains Journal

Holstein World and Midwest Dairy Business

National Cattleman

Onion World

The Packer Magazine

Pork Magazine

Potato Country

Tecagrinews.com
A great site for dozens of ag press releases.

The Sugar Producer

Spudman

Soybean Digest

Sugar Beet Grower

Key Agriculture Coverage Sites

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

Environmental Working Group
A listing of breaking news stories on farm subsidy issues. The site also has a searchable database of farm subsidies.

Fortune 500 Companies to Receive Farm Subsidies
A list of all the companies.

Agriwellness
Health trends and facts from the farming community.

FAO: Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture
Site includes a database on global, regional and national food security.

Food and Fuel: Myths and Facts
From the Council for Biotechnology Information, which communicates science-based information about the benefits and safety of agricultural and food biotechnology to sustainable development.

USDA Economic Research Service: Global Food Security
Data, FAQ, reports and helpful links.

USDA: Commodity Price Factors
News articles, research reports and more.

International Food Policy Research Institute
Newsfeed, reports and news releases.

ReliefWeb: Global Food Crisis
Includes data, maps and an FAQ.

USAID: Global Food Insecurity and Price Increase Updates

World Bank: Food Price Crisis
Sort through regional information for food prices.

FamilyFarmMap.org
This web map shows regional concentrations of factory farms.

FoodandWaterWatch.org
Track studies, findings. Includes newsletter and RSS feed.

National Farmer's Union

Farms.com
Features an ag search engine, news and markets.

RuralJournalism.org
Helps non-metropolitan journalists define the public agenda for their communities, and grasp the local impact of broader issues. It interprets rural issues for metro news media, conducts seminars and publishes research and good examples of rural journalism.

The Rural Blog
Explores current issues in the ag industry. Part of RuralJournalism.org.

Vote-smart.org
Easy way to track a Congressman's voting record.

Library of Congress
The library's catalogs, full-text access to bills under consideration in both the House and Senate.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Agroterrorism Resources
Studies, links, experts, etc.

Library of Congress Thomas Legislative Information
Find bill summaries, legislative agendas, roll call, etc.

Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

Office of the Congressional Clerk
Obtain copies of House documents that the Clerk makes available as part of the official duties of this office, including public disclosure. You can also find historical information about the House of Representatives and information about its Members and Committees.

House.gov
U.S. House of Representatives info. and directory

Senate.gov
U.S. Senate info. And directory.

Lobbyist Database
Opensecrets.org, part of the Center for Reponsive Politics, has a database of registered lobbyists. Also tracks spending in particular sectors of lobbyists.

State Beef Councils

Ranchers and Cattlemen Action Legal Fund
R-CALF site offers industry info., links, contacts and an FAQ.

Special Interest Groups List
Opensecrets.org, part of the Center for Reponsive Politics, has downloadable lists of special-interest ag and environment groups.

Agriculture Network Information Center

National Agriculture Library

Global Listing of Agriculture Colleges

USDA: State Ag Facts
State fact sheets provide information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for each state in the United States. This information was last updated on July 22, 2002.

Tobacco Links
Dozens of links in alphabetical order about pro and anti-smoking, farming, etc.

Farm Service Agency: Farm Bill Site
Official data and information on the bill.

University of Missouri: Farm Bill Determinative Calculator

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center

Environmental Organization WebDirectory

USDA: Data on Hogs and Pigs

Purdue University's Center for Food and Agricultural Business

Agriculture Biotechnology
This site backgrounds ag biotech and intellectual property rights.

WhyBiotech.com
Food technologies and stories by farmers and food researchers.

Food and Agriculture Organization
Since its inception in 1945, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security.

Agriculture Communications Documentation Center
Links, contacts and more.

Food and Agriculture Organization of America
Stories and press releases on global trends, economics, forestry and more.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Sustainable Agricultre Network
Links, research, bulletins and more.

1stAg.com

USDA Directory of Farmer's Markets
More than 2,800 were listed in 2000. Use this image map to find the ones listed in your state.

House Ag Subcommittee

FarmPhoto.com
Free photos of farms, farm animals, equipment, etc.

U.S. Forest Service

Water Quality Information Center

National Weather Service: River Flooding Map Track what rivers are flooding around the country.

FEMA: What States Spend on Flood Damage

Carsey Institute
University of New Hampshire organization studies issues pertaining to the ag community. Newsletters, press releases, publications, research, etc.

Ag Equipment

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Use these links to look up names and facts on equipment. Some are retail outlets, but they have information valuable to journalists.

Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association

Farm Equipment Network
Lists dealers and contact information by state.

Farm Equipment Search Engine

Farm Machinery and Equipment Directory

Vintage Farm Equipment

World Ag Expo

Crop Circles: Circlemakers

Crop Circle Quest

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