United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)--A Treasure Trove of Information

The USDA provides an enormous array of information on its core site, through the Economic Research Service (ERS), the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Education and Outreach.

What They Cover

With the Office of the Chief Economist and the Foreign Agricultural Service, the World Agricultural Outlook Board collects data and cover economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture; development; energy; risk analysis; factors that will change yields; famine potentials; drought and its impact; long-term projections, and more!

Their Mission

The World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) serves as USDA's focal point for economic intelligence and the commodity outlook for U.S. and world agriculture. The Board coordinates, reviews, and approves the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and houses OCE's Joint Agricultural Weather Facility.

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. They examine and advise on trade policies and have offices in more than 160 countries, collecting statistics and analyzing markets.