Collective Sourcing Information: National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

World Bank Food Price Watch

The Government Accountability Office’s “Agriculture and Food” reports

USDA’s Economic Research Service
Economic reports on farm and food economy

USAID’s Risk Management Agency
Crop insurance data, including county-level data on crop insurance premiums, indemnities, subsidies, etc.

The U.S. Geological Survey
A wealth of scientific information related to the availability of water, groundwater use as it relates to farming, etc.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Farmdoc Daily
From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Posts are good for brainstorming story ideas.

The International Food Policy Research Institute

Twitter Feeds:

@food_democracy @OrganicLiveFood @biotechnology @RobbFraley @GMOAnswers @GeneticLiteracy @PrometheusGree @VanceCrowe @CivilEats @FoodTank @trueFoodNow @EWG @CSPI @c_leschin @jacobbunge @MikeMcGrawKCPT @Reveal @WisWatch @IowaWatch @Agchat @UF_IFAS @marionnestle

News feeds/media:

COMFOOD- Food industry listserve based at Tufts

FERN’s AgInsider email blast

Food Business News

The Shelby Report


Morning Ag Report

The Daily Food Safety News e-mail

Food and Farm Discussion Lab

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (has cover a wide-range of topics, but is narrowing focus to only report on corporate agriculture)

Harvest Public Media and its reporting network



Prairie Farmer

Farm Week now


Civil Eats

NPR’s The Salt

Food and Farm News from the CA Farm Bureau

The food section on


Mother Nature Network


The Union of Concerned Scientists

The Institute for agriculture and Trade Policy

The Grocery Manufacturers Association

The American Farm Bureau Federation

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association

The National Corn Growers Association

CropLife America

The Genetic Literacy Project

GMO Answers http:///

Ceres (The Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies)

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Regional Sources & Niche Topics

Oregon land use (designed to protect farmland from sprawl)
Jim Johnson,, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s land and water policy expert

Mary Kyle McCurdy of 1000 Friends of Oregon,

Regional food systems, local food, small-ag problems Ecotrust, a Portland non-profit

Amanda Oborne Pot and industrial hemp Seth Crawford teaches a pot policy class at Oregon State University. Has said Oregon growers could meet the U.S. demand on 5,000 acres.

Lindsey Eng, Oregon Department of Agriculture,

Women in agriculture (Oregon)
Contact them on Facebook: Brenda Frketich, Marie Bowers Stagg, Molly Pearmine McCargar, Kathy Freeborn Hadley, Oregon Women for Ag.


Full Glass Research specializes in the economic impact of the West Coast Wine industry.

Greg jones, Southern Oregon University,

Big Data

Peggy Kirk Hall Asst. Professor, Agriculture & Resource Law Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Department of Extension 25 C Agricultural Administration, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210 614-247-7898 office

Agriculture attorneys

Tim Bernasek, Represented the farmer who found GMO wheat growing ins one of this Eastern Oregon fields

Endangered species/habitat

Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild

Amaroq Weiss, Center for biological Diversity,

Colony Collapse Disorder

Ramesh Sagili at Oregon State University is an excellent source for honeybee research questions

Fruits and Veggies