Agricultural Marketing Service, as part of the USDA this branch provides current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly marketing and distribution of farm commodities. Reports cover both domestic and international markets. AMS is also responsible for purchasing food for the national school lunch program.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, as part of the USDA this agency is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
Small Farms @ USDA, one-stop gateway to resources, benefits and services offered by USDA for small farmers. Read the report entitled: Assisting America’s Small Farmers and Ranchers in the 21st Century.
National Agricultural Library, is a branch of the USDA that is a major international source for agriculture and related information. Use AgNIC to search agricultural information on the Internet from Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is the principal in-house research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS, one of the Research, Education and Economics (REE) agencies, is charged with extending the Nation's scientific knowledge with 22 National Programs, with research projects in agriculture, nutrition, technology, the environment and other topics that affect the American people on a daily basis.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, (SARE) is a USDA-funded initiative that sponsors competitive grants for sustainable agriculture research and education in a regional process nationwide.
ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas), funded by the USDA, is a national sustainable agriculture information service managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. It provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States. Very useful!