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Agribusiness and Cooperatives
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Links to educational programs on cooperatives, analyses of industry trends, agribusiness concentration and its effects on retail markets, industry news and reports by sector, and business tools for producers.

Organic Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contains materials on the USDA program regulating standards for organic production. Includes regulations, policies, labeling guidelines for consumers, marketing data, and importing and exporting procedures.

Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service. Describes efforts to facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food products.

Food Markets & Prices
USDA. Economic Research Service. Provides data, analyses, and reports on industry topics such as food prices, marketing, retailing, and wholesaling.

Farm Services Agency
USDA. Farm Service Agency. Gives access to materials about farm commodity administration, crop insurance, credit, environmental, conservation, and emergency assistance programs for farmers and ranchers.

Regulatory Compliance
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service. Furnishes help to producers and businesses to maintain compliance with federally defined regulations. Includes materials on food recalls, labeling, and food defense planning.

Recalls & Alerts
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Displays notices of food recalls and alerts from both the FDA and USDA. Includes lists of recalls ordered by recency and by food product.

Data and Statistics
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Links to agricultural statistics for every state and county in the United States. Includes the Census of Agriculture, spatial data, and topical data summaries.

Labeling & Nutrition Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information: Guidance for Industry
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration. Contains a comprehensive set of resources for industry on labeling, including regulatory guidance on nutrition labeling, health claims, and recommendations for specific products.

Global Food Traceability Center
Institute of Food Technologists. Offers research, objective advice, and practical expertise about food product traceability and data collaboration.

Food and agricultural industries
United Nations. Food and Agricultural Organization. Describes advisory support, technical information and capacity building activities provided to the food and agricultural industry.

Codex Alimentarius: International Food Standards
World Health Organization. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Gives information about this set of international food standards and its attendant guidelines and codes of practice contributing to the safety, quality, and fairness of the international food trade.