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These web sites are for reference only. CRS does not make judgments about the partisan nature of the information posted at some addresses, which will reflect biases of the organization maintaining the site. For a more extensive listing, see CRS Report RL30313, Agriculture: A List of Websites.

Animals (Livestock and Poultry)
Conservation and Environment
Consumer and Food Safety Issues
Crops (Field)
Crops (Fruits, Vegetables, and Specialty)
Domestic Food Assistance and Nutrition
Farm Inputs (Energy, Fertilizer, Land, Machinery, Water, etc.)
Farm Organizations (General and Advocacy)
Foreign Aid and Development
Processing and Marketing
Research, Science, and Technology
Sustainable Agriculture
Trade (Foreign Countries and Groups)
Trade (International Organizations)
Trade (U.S. Groups)
Universities, Foundations, and Think Tanks

Animals (Livestock and Poultry)

American Beekeeping Federation
American Egg Board
American Feed Industry Association
American Horse Council (AHC)
American Sheep Industry Association
American Society of Animal Science
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Animal Health Institute
Animal Industry Foundation
Center for Veterinary Medicine
Farm Animal Reform Movement
Farm Sanctuary (FSE)
Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS)
Fur Commission U.S.A.
Humane Farming Association (HFA)
Humane Society of the United States
Livestock Conservation Institute
Livestock Marketing Association
National Bison Association
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
National Chicken Council
National Contract Poultry Growers Association
National Honey Board
National Pork Producers Council
National Renderers Association
National Turkey Federation
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF)
U.S. Animal Health Association
United Egg Producers
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association


Aquaculture Network Information Center
American Tilapia Association
(The) Catfish Institute
Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC)
National Aquaculture Association
National Association of State Aquaculture Coordinators
National Fisheries Institute
U.S. Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture
U.S. Regional Aquaculture Centers

Conservation and Environment

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (USDA)
American Farmland Trust (AFT)
Association for the Environmental Health of Soils
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Working Group
Farm Bill Network (information on conservation)
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils
National Audubon Society
National Water Resources Association
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (USDA)
Nature Conservancy
Sierra Club
Society for Range Management
Soil and Water Conservation Society
(The) Wilderness Society
Wildlife Management Institute
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund
Worldwatch Institute

Consumer and Food Safety Issues

American Dietetic Association
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (USDA)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Consumers Union Food Safety Index
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (USDA)
International Association for Food Protection
International Food Information Council
Safe Tables Our Priority


American Bankers Association (ABA)
Bank for Cooperatives (BC), Farm Credit System
Farm Credit System (FCS)
Farm Service Agency (FSA), Farm Loan Programs (USDA)
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)
Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation (FFCBFC)
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
Risk Management Agency (RMA) & Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC)

Crops (Field)

American Feed Industry Association
American Peanut Coalition
American Peanut Council (APC)
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)
American Soybean Association (ASA)
American Sugar Alliance
Coalition for Sugar Reform
National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)
National Cotton Council
National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA)
Sugar Association
U.S. Grains Council
USA Rice Federation

Crops (Fruits, Vegetables, and Specialty)

American Cocoa Research Institute (ACRI)
American Vintners Association (AVA)
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
International Coffee Organization
National Potato Council
Organic Trade Association
Produce Marketing Association
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association
U.S. Apple Association
Western Growers Association
Wine Institute


American Dairy Science Association
Hoard's Dairyman Online
Holstein Association, USA
International Dairy Foods Association
National Dairy Council
National Milk Producers Federation
New Zealand Dairy Board (NZDB)
U.S. Dairy Export Council

Domestic Food Assistance and Nutrition

American School Food Service Association
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (USDA)
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA)
Food Research and Action Center
National Association of WIC Directors
Second Harvest

Farm Inputs (Energy, Fertilizer, Land, Machinery, Water, etc.)

Agricultural Energy Consumers Association
American Crop Protection Association (ACPA)
American Society of Agricultural Consultants
Areawide Pest Management Research Unit (USDA)
Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA)
Consortium for International Crop Protection
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs
Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA)
(The) Fertilizer Institute (TFI)
Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF)
International Fertilizer Industry Association
National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)
National Agricultural Biotechnology Council
National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC)
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides

Farm Organizations (General and Advocacy)

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)
Center for Rural Affairs (CRA)
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Farmers Organization (NFO)
National Farmers Union (NFU)
National Grange (The Order of the Patrons of Husbandry)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC)

Foreign Aid and Development

Bread for the World
FARMS International
Food for the Hungry, Inc.
Heifer Project International (HPI)
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Land O'Lakes International Development
United Nations Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations World Food Program
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development (WIIAD)
World Bank
World Health Organization (WHO)


Agricultural Publishers Association (APA)
Communicating for Agriculture (CA)
Farm Journal
National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB)
Progressive Farmer
Regional Agricultural Publications (Delta, Southeast, Southwest, and Western Farm Press)
Successful Farming Online

Processing and Marketing

American Association of Meat Processors
American Frozen Food Institute
American Meat Institute (AMI)
Corn Refiners Association
Food Institute
Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Food Marketing Policy Center
Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA)
National Food Processors Association (NFPA)
National Grocers Association
National Meat Association
National Restaurant Association

Research, Science, and Technology

American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
American Meat Science Association (AMSA)
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
American Society of Agronomy
Biotechnology Information Center (USDA)
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
Economic Research Service (ERS)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biologies
Institute of Food Technologists
National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture
National Agricultural Library (NAL) (USDA)

Sustainable Agriculture

Alternative Energy Resources Organization
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ecological Farming Association
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
(The) Food Alliance
Henry A. Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy at Winrock International
International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

Trade (Foreign Countries and Groups)

Agriculture Canada
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Australian Wheat Board (AWB Limited)
Canada-U.S. Relations
Canadian Wheat Board (CWB)
European Commission DG VI - Agriculture
European Union
International Grains Council
Mercado Commun del Sur (MERCOSUR)
New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Trade (International Organizations)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD)
Public Citizen Global Trade Watch
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Trade (U.S. Groups)

Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports
Food Export USA-Northeast
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium
International Cotton Advisory Committee
International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade (IPC)
Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council (MIATCO)
Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA)
Trade Research Center
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
U.S. Trade Representative
Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)

Universities, Foundations, and Think Tanks

Ag Econ Search
Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M
Arizona State University National Food and Agricultural Policy Project
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)
Center for the Study of Rural America
Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture
Farm Foundation (FF)
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Iowa State
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) Missouri University
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
Public Issues Education
Resources for the Future (RFF)


Page last updated February 16, 2001.

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