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Virginia's Farmer's Market Directory

Virginia Department of Agriculture

Delaware's Farmer's Market Directory

DDA -- Delaware Department of Agriculture

Maryland's Department of Agriculture

State of Maryland -- MDA
Farmers and the Bay Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farmers - like homeowners and all residents - play a key role in protecting our state's natural resources, especially the Chesapeake Bay.

USDA's Food Environment Atlas

Objectives of the Atlas: Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food choices and diet quality. Research is beginning to document the complexity of these interactions, but more is needed to identify causal relationships and effective policy interventions.

Standing Panel of Social Equity in Governance, National Academy of Public Administration

Issues of fairness, justice, and equity have always been a part of public administration, and these issues were front-and-center in the early years of affirmative action. Now the focus has moved from more than hiring and promotion practices and contractors selection to fields as broad as education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation. In the language of public administration, the phrase "social equity" has come to be the way we bring these issues together and apply them to the field.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

A Conservation Legacy Reaching Back to 1935 2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the beginning of the federal commitment to conserving natural resources on private lands. Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Regional Map

Maps from the USDA's Census of Agriculture showing watersheds by region and subregions. Find out what subregion you are in

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA's effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide. Check out the USDA's AFSIC!

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

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Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. more

The national outreach office of the SARE program is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture. It operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Maryland and the University of Vermont to develop and disseminate information about sustainable agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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