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NRCS agent working with a local farmer to go over their contract.

USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.

Offers a dynamic search of NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article citations on attitudes toward water resources from 1995 to the present. Try a book citation search.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Offers information about environmental requirements that affect the agricultural community. Key topics include water, sustainability, pesticides, and health and safety.

North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation.

Provides access to environmental law in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries, Canada, Mexico and the United States. With the NACEC Transboundary Agreements Infobase find agreements and treaties covering transboundary environmental cooperation.

EPA. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.

Contains information on volunteer water quality monitoring, including issues of the Volunteer Monitor, a newsletter which "facilitates the exchange of ideas, monitoring methods, and practical advice among volunteer environmental monitoring groups across the nation."


Provides a list of laws and regulations governing U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) activities, covering environmental, wildlife, remote sensing, etc.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Offers access to the daily table of contents for the Federal Register, selected Federal Register documents, the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and proposed rules.

Environmental Law Institute; Environmental Protection Agency.

Examines "enforceable mechanisms the states have available to them, the scope of the existing mechanisms used by the states, and the general limitations and impediments that accompany some of these mechanisms, in order to inform the nation's policy decisions on the remaining nonpoint problem."

Forum on Hispanic Health and Safety; Environmental Protection Agency; National Safety Council; Pan American Health

A manual to help "Hispanic CBOs grow, thrive, and find the financial and technical resources available to address pressing environmental health and safety issues."