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Federal Government

  • USDA Farm Service Agency's Notices to the Trades: www.fsa.usda.gov
    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, and disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.
  • U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov
    The U.S. House of Representatives homepage is a portal to all information regarding the House. This site links to the House floor schedule, committee schedules, individual member websites, enacted laws and previous roll call vote records. This site also contains general information, such as tourist information
  • U.S. House Committee on Agriculture: agriculture.house.gov
    This website provides information on legislation currently being discussed by the House Agriculture Committee. The House Agriculture Committee focuses on policy in issues as varied as renewable energy, rural development, disaster assistance, nutrition, crop insurance, conservation, international trade, futures market regulation, animal and plant health, agricultural research and development, bioterrorism, forestry and many others. It also links to the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee site.
  • U.S. House Committee on Appropriations: appropriations.house.gov
    The House Appropriations Committee decides on the funding to be made available for projects created by new legislation and for ongoing government programs. By going to this site, you can see the monies being appropriated for different programs. A link to the Agriculture Subcommittee site allows you to see developments in funds being appropriated to agricultural programs.
  • U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce: energycommerce.house.gov
    This website provides information on laws being created to improve food safety, the environment and health care. The Energy and Commerce Committee also works to promote a vibrant telecommunications industry and to prevent fraud in financial markets.
  • U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov
    The Senate homepage is a portal to all information regarding the Senate. This site will link you to the Senate floor schedule, committee schedules, individual member websites, enacted laws, and connect you to previous Roll Call vote records. This site can also be used to find more general information such as tourist information.
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: www.agriculture.senate.gov
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture is responsible for ensuring the safety and stability of America's agriculture system. The committee is also responsible for protecting the economy of rural America. Visit this website for policy concerning all aspects of agriculture, nutrition, commodities and conservation.
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations: www.appropriations.senate.gov
    The Senate Appropriations Committee writes the legislation that annually allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments and organizations. Appropriations are limited to the levels set by a budget resolution, drafted by the Senate Budget Committee. This site explains the funding being considered and how much money specific programs will receive.
  • United States Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov
    The sprawling USDA website contains a wide range of agricultural information, including Federal Milk Marketing Orders, forward contracting, nutrition and food security.
  • Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
    FDA concentrates on the safety of food and drugs from both domestic and foreign sources. It operates under the authority of the Department Health and Human Services.
  • Federal Legislation Information: www.congress.gov
    This site allows you to search for bills by assigned number or by keywords and learn where the bill stands in the legislative process. It includes links to the websites of the House or Senate committees currently discussing the bill and to the roll call vote if Congress has already voted on the bill.

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