National Ag Day March 20, 2001
Join the Celebration! Find curriculum, advertising information
and other activities promoting the importance of agriculture.
Pest Management and Crop Development Newsletter
Don't start the 2001 season without signing up for this newsletter.
It gives weekly updates on crop growth and pests found in agronomic
crops throughout Illinois
Interactive Agronomy Handbook
Want to speed up calculations for seeding rates, nitrogen use,
and many other agronomic decisions? This site will lead you to
numerous graphs and calculators for information in the 2001 Agronomy
Getting the Most from Your 2001 Nitrogen Resources
Don't use more nitrogen fertilizer than you have to. This bulletin
outlines ways producers can minimize costs without jeopardizing
Pork Food Safety
This site is for anyone interested in on-farm strategies to enhance
the safety of pork as it is delivered to slaughter. The site is
intended to provide the tools producers need to reduce Salmonella
on the farm. It will offer timely, science-based information for
the pre-harvest control of Salmonella in swine production, and
give the best knowledge and advice available regarding issues
for which research has not yet provided a definitive answer.
Building Better Rural Places
Do you sometimes wonder what funds or technical assistance are
available from all those USDA agencies and other federal programs?
How can you find a phone number or a web page to simplify your
search? This 2001 resource guide to federal programs offers assistance
in agriculture, forestry, conservation and rural community development.
For a hard copy contact: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural
Areas, P.O. Box 36567, Fayetteville, AR 72702, 800-346-9148
National Organic Standards
Find information on the history of the new rules, and the National
Organic Programs comprehensive national standards for organic
21st Century Production Agriculture Final Commission Report
Directions for Farm Policy: The Role of Government in Support
of Production Agriculture. This report was prepared by the Commission
on 21st Century Production Agriculture.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Check out this site for current information on BSE and related
diseases, including fact sheets from the USDA Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service.
This site has information on the impact of this disease on trade
from the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.
AMS Agricultural Contracting Guide
This new guide is designed to help you understand contracts -
and identify the questions you should consider as you decide whether
contracting is right for you. At the end of the guide is a list
of other information sources about contracting, which may help
you decide whether contracting makes sense for you and your business.
Anhydrous Use at Seeding
This factsheet by the Alberta Food and Rural Development outlines
ways to minimize crop damage when putting on anhydrous.