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U.S. Department of Agriculture


Many libraries and related organizations have online guides about the USDA. The featured libraries are part of the Federal Depository Library Program, and they are known as Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs). Community guide topics include on food, nutrition, agricultural information for educators and students, and online resource on agricultural statistics.

Community Guides

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Agricultural Law Resources

Drake University Law Library (FDL #0193A)

  • Explore laws, databases, news, resources from state, Federal, and international governments, and more related to agricultural law.
  • Guide's Subject: Agricultural Law
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Agricultural Resources for Teachers and Students

Government Documents Round Table (GODORT)

  • Maintained by the Government Information for Children Committee (GIC) of GODORT, discover K-through-college lesson plans on agricultural resources, including on food, invasive species, soils, and more.
  • Guide's Subjects: Agriculture & Food Sources, Children, Food, Lesson Plans, Schools, Students & Teachers
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Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (FDL #0258)

  • Browse agricultural topics from soil surveys, atlases, data, and statistics. 
  • Guide's Subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Nutritional Sciences
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Food and Nutrition

University of Idaho Library (FDL #0135)

  • Find articles, books, and websites on topics related to food and nutrition, including U.S. Government resources.
  • Guide's Subject: Family & Consumer Sciences 
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Forestry / Arboriculture

University of Massachusetts Amherst Library (FDL #0254)

  • Read information about arboriculture and forestry from U.S. Government resources and more.
  • Guide's Subjects: Arboriculture, Environmental_Conservation, Forestry, Forestry/Arboriculture, Urban_Arboriculture, Urban_Forestry
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Government Information - By Topic: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

Brooklyn College Library (FDL #0397)

  • Check out information on biotechnology, food, and USDA and international agricultural resources.
  • Guide's Subject: Government Information 
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Government (U.S.): Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Colorado State University Library (FDL #0068)

  • View USDA publications and online resources.
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Smokey Bear

New Mexico State Library (FDL #0386)

  • See the history of Smokey Bear, including historic posters and videos.

Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

The Federal Depository Library Program distributes Government information free of cost to libraries that participate in the program. These libraries have information specialists who can assist your research needs. To find your nearest depository, check out the FDLD

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Disclaimer about Community Guides

Visiting a community guide will direct you to other websites, which may have different privacy policies than the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Also, community guides may feature resources that are not U.S. Government publications or sources, which may not be freely available. Contact the community guide's owner for additional information or assistance.