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Welcome! This guide contains resources to help you with agriculture-related research. Please don't hesitate to contact the Hirsh Halth Sciences Library if you need assistance - that's what we're here for!

Below are resources to help get you started:

  • CAB Abstracts  
    Literature in agriculture, nutrition, animal health & natural resources.
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 
    The FAO "is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agricultureforestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all."
  • FAO Country Profiles 
    Presents data and descriptions of key sectors regarding land, forest and natural resource management.
  • New York Times Agriculture and Farming articles.
    News about Agriculture and Farming, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  • PubAg  
    Launched in 2013, "PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch, it delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes nearly 450,000 citations. "
  • USDA State Fact Sheets 
    "State fact sheets provide information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports, for each State in the United States. Links to county-level data are included when available."
  • USDA - Census of Agriculture
    "The Census of Agriculture is complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them...[includes a] 
    " comprehensive summary of agricultural activity for the United States... Includes number of farms by size and type, inventory and values for crops and livestock, operator characteristics, and much more."


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