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Agriculture: Websites

Data and Statistics

Agriculture Census
A complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them.

USDA Economic Research Service
Reports and data sets on the economics of food, farming, natural resources, and rural America.

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ESMIS)
Contains over 2,100 publications from five agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.

USDA National Agriculture Statistical Service (NASS)
Provides access to statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Statistics on international agriculture and food production.

County Business Patterns (CBP)
Provides access to economic data by industry.

Agricultural Commodities

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Provides current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly marketing and distribution of farm commodities.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Resources include data and analysis, information on trade policy and market development. 

AgWeb is the website for Farm Journal, which provides agricultural news and price information for agricultural commodities.

Agriculture Commodities: Futures & Options
Information on futures and options for agriculture commodities from Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Agricultural news and market information.

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Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research! 

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