The Census of Agriculture is conducted every 5 years, for the same years as the Economic Census and the Census of Governments. Starting with reference year 1997, the agriculture census has been conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
The US Department of Agriculture is the bread and butter of government produced Agricultural information. It has both a breadth and depth of information:
Animal Health, Biotechnology, Education and Research, Energy, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, Farm Bill, Food and Nutrition, Food Safety, Forestry, Homeland Security, Laws and Regulations, Marketing and Trade, Natural Resources and Environment, Outreach (USDA administers farm commodity and conservation programs), Plant Health, Rural and Community Development, Travel and Recreation
The Agency's Agriculture Web site offers comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about environmental stewardship on farms and ranches; commonsense, flexible approaches that are both environmentally protective and agriculturally sound. These pages also include information on reducing pollution and making good use of the latest pollution prevention technologies.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. A key subject of their research is about the relationship between climate change and agriculture.
United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture address agricultural issues like the Farm Bill, Regulatory Watch (monitoring the regulations that affect our producers), working to ensure that Dodd-Frank regulations are balanced and do not impose undue burdens on America's businesses, Free Trade Agreements, EPA Endangerment Finding, and Food Safety.
The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries
AMS provides current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly marketing and distribution of farm commodities. Reports include information on prices, volume, quality, condition, and other market data on farm products in specific markets and marketing areas. Reports cover both domestic and international markets.
The Economic Research Service (ERS) provides economic research and information to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America. Through a broad range of products, ERS research provides not only facts, but also expert economic analysis of many critical issues facing farmers, agribusiness, consumers, and policymakers.