Soybean aphid: Current research and information on the http://www.nsrl.uiuc.edu/news/html/973531983.html
Child Labor Law
This article focuses on child labor laws applicable to farmers
and provides general answers to the following questions:
(1) What, if any, age restrictions affect the employment of my
own child in agriculture?
(2) What are the age restrictions for employing children other
than my own, and does it depend on whether the activities are
(3) What are the penalties for violations of child labor laws?
The discussion is intended to provide general answers for educational
purposes. For more comprehensive information, visit the actual
statutes and regulations (links to unofficial versions of relevant
statutes and regulations are provided). You may find it helpful
to discuss your special circumstances with your legal counselor.
Minimum Wage & Employment Taxes
What responsibilities do farmers have to pay minimum wage, overtime,
and various employment taxes? This article provides general answers
to the following questions:
(1) What is the current federal minimum wage; is a farmer-employer
required to pay minimum wage to agricultural workers; and does
the Illinois minimum wage law add any additional requirements?
(2) Is a farmer-employer required by federal or Illinois law to
pay overtime wages to agricultural employees?
(3) When are farmer-employers generally required to pay the employer's
tax for unemployment compensation?
(4) When are farmer-employers required to pay social security
taxes on employee wages and what procedures must be followed?
Pesticides and Bees: a summary of information for Midwestern
growers and agricultural professionals
Are you spraying pesticides around bees? This publication provides
information on what and how to spray to minimize damage to bee
Incentives for Wildlife Enhancement on Midwestern Farms
This booklet is a resource for Midwestern farmers, ranchers,
and other rural landowners with an interest in promoting wildlife
on their land. It provides ideas, strategies, and examples of
incentives that support the enhancement of wildlifethe traditional
fish and game species as well as all native species on farmland,
including plants, aquatic organisms, and invertebrates.
The Biobased Economy of the Twenty-First Century: Agriculture
Expanding into Health, Energy, Chemicals, and Materials, NABC
, click on "Publications" and then "Reports."
A review of potential market in agriculture.
Great Places to Find Information about Farming Alternatives
List of numerous sites discussing value added and alternative
National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center
Information about environmental requirements affecting the agricultural
community, how to reduce pollution and use the latest pollution
prevention technologies. This site offers a gateway to a large
library of compliance information and up-to-date news about related
EPA programs and proposals.
Atlas of America's Polluted Waters
The Atlas of America's Polluted Waters provides a map of each
state depicting surface waters that do not meet state water quality
standards, as reported under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water
USDA Aerial Photography Field Office
The Aerial Photography Field Office, Farm Service Agency is the
primary source of aerial imagery for USDA. More than 10,000,000
images are libraried at the APFO, dating from 1955 through the
Foodborne Illness Education Information Center
Learn the most recent information on foodborne illness.
ERS Agricultural Biotechnology Briefing Room
The Economic Research Service's new Agricultural Biotechnology
Briefing Room. This comprehensive site will be kept current with
the latest research news, publications, and recommended readings.