State Agriculture Departments
State agriculture departments are concerned with promoting their state's agricultural products, encouraging production, and ensuring consumer, livestock and plant safety.
Visitors to state agriculture websites may find food safety and disease alerts, product recalls, licensing and permit information for producers, market news, trade and consumption marketing initiatives, grant programs, fairs and expositions, members and proceedings of advisory committees, agricultural statistics, regulations, irrigation, alternative energy technologies, environmental and pesticide programs, and information on inspections and measurement standards.
Some state agriculture websites have online resource directories, lists of licensed vendors, satellite maps, geographic information system (GIS) data, rural economic development services, ag-in-the-classroom programs and notices of professional workshops.
A few states combine agriculture with land management, forestry, commerce, or environmental agencies.