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Environmental Law and Government Agencies: Agriculture

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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA works to enhance the environment and to maintain production capacity by helping landowners protect the soil, water, forests, and other natural resources. Rural development, credit, and conservation programs are key resources for carrying out national growth policies. The Department, through inspection and grading services, safeguards and ensures standards of quality in the daily food supply.

Selected subagencies:


  • Treesearch
    Indexes research publications and conference proceedings from the National Forest Service

Selected Programs:

National Forest System Links to NFS publications in the Library catalog This website lists United States federally owned territories.

Forest Research
This website contains links to finding US Forest Service patents, research programs, experimental forests, ranges, and other information.

Natural Resources Conservation Service Links to NRCS publications in the Library catalog