Government agencies in the U.S. and internationally produce tremendous amounts of agricultural and environmental information from multiple sources. This information documents the performance of agricultural and environmental programs in areas such as climatic developments such as agricultural commodity production and market developments, agricultural research, crop insurance, drought, international agricultural trade, nutrition, soil conservation, and many other areas.
The U.S. Government produces voluminous information on agriculture. This information covers material as diverse as gardening advice, crop insurance, rice production, soils of individual U.S. counties, wheat export statistics, and laws. Purdue Libraries have many government publications on agriculture with most of these being in the HSSE and Parrish Libraries.
This is a selection of foreign government agricultural policymaking agencies. The countries listed here are primarily ones adhering to some variation of western democratic legal norms whether these norms be influenced by the United States, United Kingdom, or by locally inspired democratic policymaking traditions.
Links to international government organizations consisting of various countries with some of these representing geographically specific groups of countries and countries which produce various agricultural commodities or services. The quality and reliability of information resources produced by these organizations varies and they should be used with extreme caution if produced by organizations whose members include many non-democratic countries.
Government agencies are major sources of environmental information. Federal, state, foreign, and international government organizations produce enormous amounts of information on environmental subjects.
Select foreign government organizations include:
Select international government organizations include:
Foreign national government forest policymaking agencies.
Links to international government organizations consisting of various countries dealing with forest policymaking matters.
Fish and fisheries play important roles in personal health, environmental policy in rivers, lakes, and oceans, domestic and international economics, and the economic, environmental, and security policies of the U.S. and other countries.
Provides access to information produced by foreign national government fishing policy agencies.
Links to international government organizations consisting of various countries with some of these representing geographically specific groups of countries and countries which produce various commodities or services. The quality and reliability of information resources produced by these organizations varies and they should be used with extreme caution if produced by organizations whose members include many non-democratic countries.
Multiple geological information resources are produced by government agencies on geology by agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey. They document the geological resources of individual U.S. states and mineral industry resource and policy developments in the U.S. and other countries. These resources also document events in areas such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, strategic minerals, and volcanoes.
Lists foreign country geological agencies from democratic countries.
International governmental geological organizations.
Water is essential for human and animal health and plays an essential role in agriculture, energy generation, and other forms of economic activity. Water pollution remains a key public policy issue and many areas of the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Because of its economic, environmental, political, legal, and even national security implications, government agencies produce numerous information resources on water.
Purdue Libraries have many government documents on water. These documents can be found in the HSSE & LOES libraries as well as in the Undergraduate Library's HIKS Repository.
Foreign national government water policymaking agencies.
International government organizations dealing with water policymaking.