Helpful Links

South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Our mission is to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina’s agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the buying public of safety and security. Our shared vision is for the state’s economy to grow and prosper providing everyone, producers and consumers, opportunities to enjoy the fruits of agriculture.

USDA Home Page
We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

USDA Agencies and Offices

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
CSREES unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA)
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, and disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.


Natural Resources Conservation Service has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America’s private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. We provide financial assistance for many conservation activities. Participation in our programs is voluntary.

USDA Rural Development
Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways.

National Ag Safety Database
The objectives of the NASD project are to provide a national resource for the dissemination of information, educate workers and managers about occupational hazards associated with agriculture-related injuries, deaths and illnesses, provide prevention information, promote the consideration of safety and health issues in agricultural operations, and to provide a convenient way for members of the agricultural safety and health community to share educational and research materials with their colleagues

USDA Risk Management Agency
RMA promotes, supports, and regulates sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.

USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
ASCR provides overall leadership, coordination, and direction for USDA’s civil rights programs, including matters related to program delivery, compliance and equal employment opportunity.

National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics.
Magazine featuring news and information pertaining to the agricultural retail sector.

Agricultural Online
News, Advise, information and interactive features for the farming community and agricultural industry.
Daily online newspaper providing farmers with futures trading information, markets, commodities, and successful farming tips.

Beef Magazine
Provides agricultural production and business management information including animal health, nutrition, marketing, finance, and personnel management.

Corn and Soybean Digest
Magazine focusing on soybean, corn and cotton crop production and management.

Delta Farm Press
Magazine highlights the region’s major crops plus legislative, environmental and regulatory issues that affect farmers and their businesses.

Daily source of agricultural marketing and management information.

Elite Farmer
Aims to disseminate information of use to people with small farms or rural property. Topics include farm equipment, machinery, livestock crops and pest control.

Fruit Growers News
Offers the latest fruit industry news, a complete online buyers guide, and extensive horticulture industry links.

Ground Maintenance
Magazine-providing information on the latest techniques and products for ground care including pest control, equipment, irrigation, business and design.

Hay and Forage Grower
Magazine devoted to the production and marketing of forage crops.

National Hog Farmers
Focuses on management practices and research information to keep hog producers competitive.

Progressive Farmers
Agricultural magazine covering crop and livestock production, new technology and products, business and financial information, weather, markets and government regulations.

Small Farm Today
How-to magazine of alternative and traditional crops, livestock, direct marketing and rural living.

US Farm Network
Newspaper providing agricultural news, press release, articles and links.

Sustainable Farmer Online Magazine
Sustainable Farmer offers articles, videos and slideshows offering practical advice to people who want to grow food responsibly, for them selves.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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