This guide, produced by Texas Tech University, includes a list of major web resources, including academic departments; links to journals, datasets, and software; and information about trade and commodity markets.
AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural and applied economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food security and supply, energy and natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, international trade, and economic development. Content includes conference presentations, working papers, journal articles, government documents, and theses and dissertations.
Contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics. Most reports are text files that contain time-sensitive information. Most data sets are in spreadsheet format and include time-series data that are frequently updated. Includes state fact sheets and selectable subject searches by “key topics.”
Includes the latest (2007) Census of Agriculture in tabular and PDF form, and a Web version of “Agricultural Statistics,” the annual summary produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in paper and CD-ROM. The latter database contains basic text tables, PDF files and tables in spreadsheet format. A great deal of information is available at this site, arranged by broad subject divisions within the areas of farm economics, crops, and livestock.
Part of the National Resources Inventory & Analysis Institute Economics and Analysis Site for Natural Resources Conservation Service economists. Very useful for national and state information on specific crops, livestock operations, and enterprises. Includes the AAEA Commodity Costs and Returns Estimation Handbook and individual state Extension Service sample budget sites.
A lobbying group in Washington for protection of U.S. farmland and land stewardship. Included at this site is a link to a useful site on farmland protection and management, the Farmland Information Center, which “is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust.”
A hub for research and information within the agricultural, food and environmental law field covering a wide array of topics from animal welfare to industrial hemp production. Resources include publications such as white papers, factsheets and factsheet series, issue briefs, state law compilations covering various topics, and more.