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Federal Resources
National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils
The NARC & DC was established in 1988 to represent America's 315 local Resource Conservation and Development Councils.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Government of Canada
The Ministry promotes the agricultural and agri-food sector through policies, programs and services provided by the federal government.

Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Working in partnership with state governments, tribal governments and other federal agencies, EPA ensures compliance with the nation’s environmental laws.

National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
On behalf of districts, NACD develops national conservation policies, influences lawmakers and builds partnerships with other agencies and organizations.

Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The NRCS works with landowners on private lands to conserve natural resources. The nation's 3,000 conservation districts, virtually one in every county, are the heart of the conservation delivery system.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
The federal government's arm for setting and executing agricultural policies, regulations and programs.

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Independent Resources
American Farm Bureau Federation
With More than 4.7 million families in 50 states and Puerto Rico belonging to Farm Bureau, it is the nation's largest farm organization working for and representing the grassroots.

American Farmland Trust
For the past 16 years, American Farmland Trust has worked to protect our nation's best, most productive farmland while encouraging farmers to improve the stewardship of their land.

Conservation Ontario Network
Provides a list of local conservation authorities in Ontario.

Farmland Information Center
American Farmland Trust
The FIC is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship.

Illinois Corn
Illinois Corn Growers Association
Information on industry updates, educational resources research and corn products.

Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research
University of Illinois
C-FAT aims at securing additional resources to adequately fund relevant and high-quality research and related outreach programs that lead to profitable, consumer-sensitive and environmentally sound food and agricultural systems in Illinois and the nation.

Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in 49 other states and Puerto Rico.

Illinois Soybean Association
Provides information in soybean uses in industry and related organizations.

Indiana Wine Grape Council
School of Agriculture, Purdue University
Their mission is to enhance the economic development of the wine and grape industry within Indiana.

Michigan Farm Bureau
The state's argest general farm organization, with over 165,000 family members in 68 county Farm Bureaus.

Midwest Organic Alliance
Encourages the reduction of environmentally-harmful agricultural chemicals used in food production in the midwest, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Minnesota Farmers Union
A voice for rural Minnesota. Provides agricultural news and information.

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association
Represents the interests of the state's nursery, garden center and landscape industry.

Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Their mission is to improve the economic and social well-being of farmers in cooperation with county, commodity and rural farm groups.

Soil and Water Conservation Society
SWCS fosters the science and the art of soil, water and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability.

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State and Provincial Resources
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Indiana Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development
Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency
Indiana Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
New York Department of Agriculture and Markets
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Québec: Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêcheries et Alimentation
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

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Related Resources
GLIN: Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Economy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Soil Erosion in the Great Lakes Region

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