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United States Department of Agriculture umbrellas other agencies including agriculture, nutrition, food, laws & regulations, marketing, trade, natural resources, the environment, science research, travel, and recreation.
These links deal with the Pacific Northwest, and tend to focus on Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Oregon soil survey data consist of maps, text, and tables. The links to the "Online Soil Maps" will take you to the national Web Soil Survey site. The report text can be viewed using an internet browser or downloaded. By the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
NewCROP (New Crops Resource Online Program) is an information-rich site related to crop plants and the growing diversity of crops. It is a project of the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products and is associated with the New Crop Diversification project and the Jefferson Institute.
The NASS is one of the main statistical gathering units of the USDA, and publishes U.S., state, and county level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series including crops, livestock, costs and prices, demographics, and environmental aspects of agriculture. Data can be retrieved by commodity, watershed, state, county, nationally, and by year.
Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, which is presented in a newsletter format five times a year by the ERS/USDA, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, trade, prices received, and more.
A multitude of FAO databases for: global agricultural water management, agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry, food aid, land use, population, crops, livestock, irrigation, land use, fertilizer, pesticide consumption, agricultural machinery, forestry.
Your "one-stop shopping" resource for the Northwest Grocery Industry. The Northwest Grocery Association, a not-for-profit organization of the grocery retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, brokers, buyers and manufacturers serving the needs of our industry and their customers in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
FDA, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, consists of nine centers: Biologics Evaluation and Research, Devices and Radiological Health, Drug Evaluation and Research, Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Toxicologica.
This is an inventory of bioengineered foods: identifies who & when each food was consulted by the FDA; notification file number (BNF No.); IDs the food crop that was modified; describes the intended effect of the modification; provides the developer's distinctive design; provides the date of the agency's letter; and hyperlink to the text of that letter.
ISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait. Entries in the database were sourced principally from Biosafety Clearing House of approving countries and from country regulatory websites.