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Aerial Photography Field Office (AFPO) of the Farm Service Agency - Access to more than 10,000,000 images [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services]

Agricultural Research Magazine - USDA-ARS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's science magazine, published monthly by the Agricultural Research Service and also available electronically. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - Conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Programs - Search for ongoing research, publications, patents for licensing, people, and news [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Agricultural Research Service Photo Gallery - Images on laboratory research, plants, animals, crops, education, insects, fruits and veggies, and field research [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Agricultural Research and Productivity - Provides information on new technologies and their effect on economic growth [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Agricultural biotechnology intellectual property data - Database of agricultural patents [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Agriculture & Farming - Provides information about agriculture and farming publications available for sale from the U.S. Government Bookstore [U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)]

Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) - Guide to quality agricultural information [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL)]

Agriculture in the Classroom - Educational resources. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

American Barbecue: History and Geography - Science Reference Guide [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Animal Welfare, Companion Animals & Veterinary Science - Selected Internet Resources (updated November 2010) - Finding guide from the Library of Congress. Uupdated November 2010. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Are black-eyed peas really peas? - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Ask the Expert (USDA) - Links to a searchable online knowledgebase of information from USDA agencies, and offers opportunity for individual questions. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Attache Reports - Database of reports by agricultural attaches of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, searchable by subject, commodity and country [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Backyard Conservation - Tip sheets on bringing Conservation from the countryside to your backyard. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]

Beer and Brewing: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Biotechnology - Key Topic (ERS) - This topic includes research on biotechnology in crops and livestock production. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Biotechnology - Science Tracer Bullet - Research guide to resources at the Library of Congress on modern forms of industrial production utilizing living organisms, especially micro-organisms, and their biological processes, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The actual term applies to a wide variety of uses of such biological technology, including the development of new breeds of plants and animals, the creation of therapeutic drugs and preventive vaccines, the growing of more nutritious and naturally pest-resistant crops a [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Central Great Plains Research Station - To investigate the genetics,cytogenetics, taxonomy, gene flow, disease resistance molecular biology and breeding strategies of vegetable crops. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Collection N4HCF: National 4-H Club Foundation Collection, 1959 - 1959 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Collection N4HCF: National 4-H Club Foundation Collection, 1959 - 1959 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

CropScape - Online geospatial exploring tool, derived from satellite image observations. Provides interactive visualization and facilitates geospatial queries. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service]

Current Research Information System (CRIS) - Search ongoing agricultural, food and nutrition, and forestry research [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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DOE Technology Transfer - Enables users to search all of DOE's technology transfer information, including inventions, patents and other applied research, available from DOE's national laboratories in real time. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center (DBSFRC) - Conducts research relevant to small farmers and ranchers on farming systems, sustainable livestock, forage systems and agroforestry. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Data.gov - A web portal to Federal datasets including descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), access information, and tools that leverage this data. [Multiple agencies involved]

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Earth Day Portal - Portal for U.S. Government Events and Information related to preserving the earth and reducing energy use [Multiple agencies involved]

Earth Day: Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - Links to environmental science guides from the Library of Congress, and other selected sites. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Eastern Regional Research Center - Carries out fundamental, applied, and developmental research on agricultural commodities including meat, milk, hides, wood, fats, oils, fruits and vegetables [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Eating Outdoors - Science Reference Guide for various ways to eat outdoors [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress - What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past with Constance Carter - A special Webcast about ways people saved during hard times in the past. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Galaxy of Images - Unusual plates and pages digitized from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' collections [Smithsonian Institution]

Grain Marketing and Production Research Center (GMPRC) - Conduct innovative research and develop new technologies to solve problems relating to natural resources conservation and the production, harvesting, storage, marketing, and utilization of grain to ensure a safe, abundant, and high quality grain supply. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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History, Art and Biography - The history of individuals, those notable or ordinary people who invented new technologies, developed innovative processes, and address events significant to the development of ancient and modern agricultural practices, crops, technology, and agrarian life. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library]

Horticulture and Gardening -- Science Reference Guide - Research guides on horticulture and gardening, prepared by science librarians at the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

How did the squash get its name? - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

How do fortunes get inside of fortune cookies? - Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Invasive Plant Research Laboratory - Sustainable management strategies for control of aquatic and wetland weeds [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Is a Coconut a Fruit, Nut or Seed? - Everyday Mysteries, Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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J. Phil Campbell Conservation Research Center - To develop and transfer environmentally sustainable and profitable agricultural systems to land owners and managers in order to protect the natural resource base, build accord with non-agricultural sectors, and support healthy rural economies. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Journal of Extension - The Journal of Extension (JOE) is the official refereed journal of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System. It seeks to expand and update the research and knowledge base for Extension professionals and other adult educators to improve their effectiveness. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP) - Grants surplus and available used equipment to institutions of higher education for energy-related research [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC)]

Laws and Regulations - Provides a list of resources covering the legal, scientific and ethical implications of intellectual property rights, laws and regulations which governs the care and treatment of animals, provides information to Federal, State and International laws pertaining to invasive species and covers regulations, and legislations and policy decisions related to the food assistance programs at USDA. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library]

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Marketing and Trade - Develops quality standards for agricultural commodities, provides price information on farm products through its Market News reports, and helps ensure effective transportation and marketing of agricultural trade goods. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Military and Government Acronyms - Specialized government and military-related acronym and abbreviation resources to identify terms, clarify jargon and otherwise become familiar with the language of science and technology. [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Technical Information Center]

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NIST Homepage - The NIST homepage featuring news highlights, videos, a guide to agency products and services, an A-to-Z index, a list of upcoming conferences and meetings, and links to all of NIST's external websites. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

National Agricultural Statistics Service - Search data gathered and published by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). NASS collects and provides a vast array of production, economic, demographic and environmental facts about U.S. agriculture through regularly scheduled week [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service]

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) - Invents new uses of agricultural commodities for industrial and food products and develops new technology to improve environmental quality [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Nutrition Assistance Program - Food and Nutrition Services provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services]

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Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) - The Office of Weights and Measures promotes uniformity in U.S. weights and measures laws, regulations, and standards to achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace. This enhances consumer confidence, enables U.S. businesses to compete fairly at home and abroad, and strengthens the U.S. economy. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)]

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Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center - Detection, control and area-wide management of fruit flies, rearing and release technology for autocidal and biological control of tephritid fruit flies, and postharvest treatment of tropical commodities for quarantine security, quality maintenance, and value enhancement. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Quality Portal - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helps ensure that U.S. organizations (and their products and services) achieve the highest levels of quality through efforts including the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), calibration services, the production of reference materials and data, and by maintaining and transmitting accurate measurements to state agencies and industry. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

Quick Stats - Interactive database of agricultural statistics. Keyword searchable, and data can be filtered by commodity, location, and time. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service]

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RSS - Library of Congress: What's New in Science Reference - Subscribe to this RSS feed to stay current with new products and services on the subject of science and technology from the Library's Science, Technology & Business Division. Find new Tracer Bullets, Everyday Mysteries, reference guides, upcoming speakers, Webcasts, etc. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

RSS Feeds and Email Subscriptions - Library of C ongress - The Library of Congress offers several RSS feeds for use in an RSS reader or RSS-enabled Web browser. Or, if you prefer to receive news by email, you may subscribe to email newsletters. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Record Group 136: Records of the Agricultural Marketing Service, 1887 - 1968 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 136: Records of the Agricultural Marketing Service, 1887 - 1968 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 145: Records of the Farm Service Agency, 1904 - 1978 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 145: Records of the Farm Service Agency, 1904 - 1978 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 152: Records of the Bureau of Dairy Industry, 1907 - 1956 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 152: Records of the Bureau of Dairy Industry, 1907 - 1956 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 166: Records of the Foreign Agricultural Service, 1901 - 1976 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 166: Records of the Foreign Agricultural Service, 1901 - 1976 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 16: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1839 - 1981 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 16: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 1839 - 1981 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 224: Records of the Office of Labor (War Food Administration), 1941 - 1947 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 224: Records of the Office of Labor (War Food Administration), 1941 - 1947 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 258: Records of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 1936 - 1958 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 258: Records of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 1936 - 1958 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 310: Records of the Agricultural Research Service, 1906 - 1998 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 310: Records of the Agricultural Research Service, 1906 - 1998 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 314: Records of the Agricultural Cooperative Service, 1948 - 1951 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 314: Records of the Agricultural Cooperative Service, 1948 - 1951 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 1966 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 33: Records of the Extension Service, 1888 - 1966 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 355: Records of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1909 - 1992 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 355: Records of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1909 - 1992 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 462: Records of the Food and Consumer Services, 1916 - 1996 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 462: Records of the Food and Consumer Services, 1916 - 1996 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 463: Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 1868 - 1981 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 463: Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 1868 - 1981 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 4: Records of the U.S. Food Administration, 1917 - 1920 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 4: Records of the U.S. Food Administration, 1917 - 1920 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 540: Records of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 1996 - 2004 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 540: Records of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 1996 - 2004 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 5: Records of the U.S. Grain Corporation, 1906 - 1937 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 5: Records of the U.S. Grain Corporation, 1906 - 1937 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 6: Records of the U.S. Sugar Equalization Board, Inc, 1917 - 1923 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 6: Records of the U.S. Sugar Equalization Board, Inc, 1917 - 1923 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 88: Records of the Food and Drug Administration, 1877 - 1977 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 88: Records of the Food and Drug Administration, 1877 - 1977 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Research - Searchable database of Agricultural Research Service projects. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service]

Research, Education, & Economics Research System. REEIS - Congressionally mandated system designed to serve the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and their state and private partners, as well as Congress and the public. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Rio+20 - The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012, to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Rio Earth Summit. The official themes for Rio are the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development [U.S. Department of State]

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Science and Technology Policy - Science Tracer Bullet - Research guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Section [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science related Webcasts from the Library of Congress - Noted experts invited to the Library of Congress speak on a variety of science related topics. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Soft Wheat Quality Research Unit (SWQL) - Research deals with the genetic bases for the physical and biochemical determinants of milling and end-use qualities of eastern soft winter wheat [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit (SWCRU) - To improve the productivity, stability of production, sustainability and profitability of crop and livestock production systems in the Great Plains [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) National Database of Projects - Direct searching of the research results of sustainable agriculture projects. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN) - Selected pre-publication notices of recent U.S. Department of Agriculture research [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Topics: Agriculture - Historical documents related to agriculture and farming provided through NARA's Archival Research Catalog [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

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US Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC) - To develop knowledge and tools to enhance sustainable and competitive dairy forage systems that protect the environment, promote animal health, and ensure a safe, healthy food supply. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

USDA Economic Research Service - About ERS: Subject Specialists - Alphabetical listing by subject of USDA's Economic Research Service staff, includes contact information [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

USDA Economic Research Service - Briefing Rooms - Research and economic issues of USDA's Economic Research Service, including commodities, specific countries, and policies [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

USDA Economics and Statistics System - Contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

USDA-NASS Census of Agriculture - A complete accounting of agricultural production in the U.S. down to the county level, Census is taken every five years [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) - Conducts research to enhance the healthfulness of foods; to develop new and novel food and industrial products from renewable resources; and to protect and enhance the quality of the environment [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

What is the largest flower in the world? - Everyday Mystery - Everyday Mysteries - Fun Scoemce Facts From the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Why does chopping an onion make you cry? - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Women and Minorities in Science and Technology: A Guide to Selected Resources - A finding guide created by the Science Reference Section of the Library of Congress. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]