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AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) - Search a bibliographic database of citations to the literature of agriculture [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS); National Agricultural Library (NAL)]
AGROS Agricultural Research Data Directory - Search for data from USDA funded research, including soil, crop and plant, forest, rangeland, animal sciences, and other natural resource research areas, as well as economics, population, and food safety [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS); National Agricultural Library (NAL)]
Aerial Photography Field Office (AFPO) of the Farm Service Agency - Access to more than 10,000,000 images [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services]
Agricultural R&D; and Productivity - Provides information on new technologies and their effect on economic growth [Department of Agriculture (USDA); Economic Research Service.]
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Research Programs - Search for ongoing research, publications, patents for licensing, people, and news [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 [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) - Guide to quality agricultural information [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS); National Agricultural Library (NAL)]
Agriculture Research Service Office of Technology Transfer - Search for applications and patents. Browse crops, animals, natural resources, foods, and bio-based products technologies. [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Agriculture Subject Bibliography - Provides information about agriculture publications available for sale from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore [Government Printing Office]
Attache Reports - Database of reports by agricultural attaches of USDA\'s Foreign Agricultural Service, searchable by subject, commodity and country [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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

Commodity Costs and Returns Data (ERS) - Provides cost and return data for major field crops and livestock enterprises in the U.S. [Department of Agriculture (USDA); Economic Research Service.]
Commodity Information - Research and analysis of world production and trade of agricultural commodities by USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]
Cropping Systems Research Laboratory - Research on plant stress, germ plasm development, livestock stress, wind erosion, water conservation, and cotton production [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Current Research Information System (CRIS) - Search ongoing agricultural, food and nutrition, and forestry research [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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

Eastern Regional Research Center - Carries out fundamental, applied, and developmental research on agricultural commodities including meat, milk, hides, wood, fats, oils, fruits and vegetables [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment (ERLE) - Grants equipment to institutions of higher education for energy-related research [Department of Energy (DOE); Office of Science]

Invasive Plant Research Laboratory - Sustainable management strategies for control of aquatic and wetland weeds [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Invasivespecies.gov - A gateway to federal efforts concerning invasive species [Multiple agencies involved]

Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center - Expertise in agricultural practices and research on agricultural problems of the mid-south states of the US [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Midwest Livestock Insects Research Unit - Research into genetics to improve rearing and identification of the screwworm and research leading to better management of stable fly populations in cattle feedlots [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Ag Safety Database (NASD) - A collection of information about health, safety and injury prevention in agriculture [Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)]
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 weekl [Department of Agriculture (USDA); National Agricultural Statistics Service]
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) - Links you to diverse biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by government agencies, academic institutions, and non-government organizations [Multiple agencies involved]
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 [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL) - Carries out research on the processes of soil erosion by water to develop methods to control soil erosion and reduce its adverse environmental effects [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
National Soil Mechanics Center (NSMC) - Provides a variety of services in a wide range of standard soil mechanics tests [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) - Develops and transfers water and climate information and technology [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
NationalAtlas.gov - Delivers authoritative views of scientific, societal, and historical information; Map format that can be customized with different datasets [Ad Hoc Organizations, Smithsonian Institution; and other Government agencies]
Natural Inquirer. - Scientific Research Geared Toward Middle School Students. [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service]

Research Library - Provides links to resources in Los Alamos National Laboratory's Research Library including information by subject, multiple data collections, and a multi-database search tool [Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)]
Research, Education, & Economics Research System. REEIS - Congressionally mandated system designed to serve the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission agenices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and their state and private partners, as well as Congress and the public. The system is developed for mo [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Science Information System (SIS) - Database of USGS Biological Resources\' research projects [Department of Agriculture (USDA); Biological Resources Division (BRD)]
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 [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Soil Quality Institute (SQI) - Identifies soil quality research findings and practical technologies that help conserve and improve soil, and enhance farming, ranching, forestry, and gardening enterprises [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
Soil Series Classification Database - Search the taxonomic classification of each soil series identified in the United States [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
Soils. - Provides state-of-the-art soil survey technology, standards, data, and expertise [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory - Develops scientific understanding and technologies of watershed systems essential to maintaining or enhancing the environmental and natural resource base required for the agricultural economy [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Southern Regional Research Center - Fundamental and applied research related primarily to postharvest use of agricultural commodities such as cotton [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
State of the Land - Provides data and analysis on land use, soil erosion and soil quality, water quality, wetlands, and other issues regarding the conservation and use of natural resources [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) National Database of Projects - Direct searching of the research results of sustainable agriculture projects. [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN) - Selected pre-publication notices of recent U.S. Department of Agriculture research [Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]
Technology Transfer Information Center (TTIC) - Promotes the rapid conversion of federally-developed inventions into commercial products [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

USDA Economic Research Service - About ERS: Subject Specialists - Alphabetical listing by subject of USDAÕs Economic Research Service staff, includes contact information [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 [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 [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]
USDA Online Photo Center - The digital collection has grown to over 20,000 images [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 [Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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