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UN. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Offers time-series and cross-sectional datasets relating to hunger, food, and agriculture for 245 countries and territories and thirty-five regional areas. Includes current and historical data (back to 1961), along with visualization and analytical tools.

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Describes the requirements for exporting products to other countries including packaging, labeling and other considerations.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Presents materials on all farm and commodity programs under the 2008 Farm Bill. Includes all provisions of the Bill: Title I (Commodity Programs). Title II (Conservation), Title III (Trade), Title IV (Nutrition), Title VI (Rural Development), Title VII (Research and Related Matters), Title X (Horticulture and Organic Agriculture), and Title XII (Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance Programs), with links to program descriptions, economic impacts, and data.

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
 

Describes efforts to support countries’ effective engagement in the formulation of trade agreements and policies conductive to improved food security

DOC. International Trade Administration.

Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies.

U.S. Department of State.
 

Provides information about the U.S. Department of State's work to support and advance American agricultural interests integral to its global trade and food security goals and addresses trade barriers to open markets for American farm products.

USDA. Rural Development; Iowa State University.
 

Provides materials for producers to help them market their products. Topic areas covered include: commodities, markets, industries, business development, and renewable energy.

USDA. Rural Development.

Promotes cooperatives that market and distribute agricultural products and supplies.

USDA. Economic Research Service.
 

Presents USDA research and analysis on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America in a magazine format.

USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service.
 

Offers searchable databases and reports on major areas of agriculture in foreign markets and in the American import market. Includes the following: ESR for U.S. export sales, by commodity and country of destination; GAIN for agricultural production and trade, GATS for current and historical data on international trade in agricultural, fish, forest, and textile products, and PS&D for data on production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the U.S. and key producing and consuming countries.

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