U of I - IPM
Visit our new and updated Integrated Pest Management website
for current agricultural and horticultural IPM information.
Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry and Fish Safely (B3345)
Wisconsin Safe Food Preservation Series
Learn safe ways to preserve what you have caught.
Farms Turning Wild
This article profiles four farms that have incorporated wildlife
and wildlife habitat into their everyday operation and how this
affects their bottom lines
Senior Farmers at Risk on the Farm
Farming can become more hazardous with age. It gives suggestions
on staying safe.
Farm Family Pesticide Exposure Study
The vast majority of spouses and children, who live on farms
in Minnesota and South Carolina, that use certain pesticides,
do not show an appreciable level of increased exposure to the
chemicals according to a study from University of Minnesota and
Emory University. The children and spouses of the 95 farm families
had pesticide exposure levels comparable to levels measured in
people who do not live on farms. Pesticide levels in farmers doing
the applications varied by the chemical being applied and by the
handling and application techniques used.
The 2002 Farm Act: Provisions And Implications For Commodity
Markets, Nov. 2002
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm
Act), which governs agricultural programs through 2007, was signed
into law in May 2002. This report presents an initial evaluation
of the new legislation's effects on agricultural commodity markets
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center
This Web site is a partnership among Iowa State University,
Kansas State University, and the University of California with
partial support derived from USDA. It will help you Investigate
Value-Added Products, Explore Market and Industry Trends, Create
and Operate a Business, Locate Consultants and Businesses, Access
New Information and Research, Register as a Consultant, Business
or to Receive Updates
Chemicals in Your Community
This EPA website allows you to enter your zip code and receive
information about businesses utilizing various chemicals within
Farmers' Markets: Rules, Regulations and Opportunities
Neil Hamilton, Drake Univ. and National Center for Ag. Law Res.
The study examines the structure and operation of farmers' markets
in the United States, with special attention to the legal and
regulatory issues that may shape their operation.
Cultivos Transgenicos: Introduccion And Guia De Recursos
A website in Spanish offering information about transgenic crops.
Building Your Brand
Missouri Value Added Development Center
This is a good overview of different types of brands.
Farmer owned Brands?, Oct. 2002
Center for Agriculture and Rural Dev., Iowa State Univ., Briefing
Paper 02- BP 39
Discusses the risk and benefits of branding
Farmland Protection: The Role Of Public Preferences For
Rural Amenities, Nov. 2002
Investigates the relative importance of preserving different
amenities conserved by farmland protection programs. Examines
farmland protection program enabling legislation in the 48 contiguous
States, and implementation of these.
Organic Wholesale Prices
Organic Wholesale Prices provides wholesale prices for select
conventional and organic fresh produce items in the San Francisco
and Boston wholesale markets, based on USDA Agricultural Marketing
Service surveys for 1995-2001.
Macroeconomics and Agriculture
Changes in the macroeconomy have major effects on agriculture.
The main factors linking the macroeconomy and agriculture are
exchange rates, consumer income, rural employment, and interest
rates. International macroeconomic shocks can cause major changes
in the values of these linkage variables, resulting in changes
in a country's agricultural prices, production, consumption, and