Government Web Sites

USDA Websites

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Enhances the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture.

USDA: Agricultural Biotechnology
Detailed information on how the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the movement, importation, and field testing of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms through permitting and notification procedures.

USDA: Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS): Cotton Division
Promotes the orderly and efficient marketing of cotton by preparing, distributing, and encouraging the use of universal cotton classification standards, and by providing cotton classification and market news that meet the needs and expectations of the cotton and textile industries.

USDA: Economic Research Service (ERS): Cotton Briefing Room
Informs and enhances public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development.

USDA: Economics and Statistics System
Contains nearly 300 reports and datasets from the economics agencies of the USDA. These materials cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics.

USDA: Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Stabilizes farm income, helps farmers conserve land and water resources, provides credit to new or disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, and helps farm operations recover from the effects of disaster.

USDA: Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products. FAS operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.

USDA: National Agricultural Library
Part of the Agricultural Research Service of USDA, NAL is a major international source for agriculture and related information.

USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. agriculture. NASS conducts hundreds of surveys and prepares reports covering virtually every facet of U.S. agriculture -- production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm aspects of the industry.

USDA: National Resources Conservation Service
Provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.

USDA: The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
Advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well being, and communities. This site provides links to local Extension Service web sites.

USDA: Western Cotton Research Laboratory
Provides and coordinates a productive research program to improve and/or maintain cotton production.

Other Government Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A review and recommendations regarding Batch Kier Washed Cotton from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
An independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency protects market participants against manipulation, abusive trade practices and fraud.

Environmental Protection Agency
A listing of Federal Register Notices regarding pesticides.

National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) was created in 1935 when county officials wanted to have a strong voice in the nation's capital. More than six decades later, NACo continues to ensure that the nation's 3066 counties are heard and understood in the White House and the halls of Congress. NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties, representing over 80 percent of the nation's population.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Supports and promotes the American agriculture industry, while protecting consumers and the environment, through the development, implementation, and communication of sound public policy and programs.
Helps journalists, policy makers and engaged citizens become better informed about innovative public policies.

Thomas: Library of Congress
Legislative Information on the Internet

U.S. Department of Commerce: Office of Textiles and Apparel
Oversees programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S.fiber, textile, and apparel industries, as well as industries which manufacture a wide range of consumer products.

U.S. Government Printing Office
Informs the Nation by producing, procuring, and disseminating printed and electronic publications of the Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government.

U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

US Census Bureau: Consumption on the Cotton System