Industry Links


Here are some links you may find helpful and interesting.

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  • Center for Dairy Research
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides information on their technical resources, courses and events. You can also access their newsletter.
    The first business-to-business online vertical exchange focused specifically on serving the entire U.S. dairy industry. is an independent, neutral e-market whose services and tools are open to all dairy industry participants.
  • Dairy Today
    Dairy and specialized ag news, analysis, markets and discussions.
  • Hoard's Dairyman
    A collection of dairy market information and products. Even a bookstore and dairy quizzes for producers and kids.
  • Daily Dairy Report 
    A one-page summary of news, prices and trading activity.
  • U of A Dairy Extension 
    A resource for Arizona dairymen.



  • Chicago Board of Trade
    An array of market information and government reports in addition to the site's extensive collection of historical CBOT data, current news and views (some available via audio) and publications.
  • New York Board of Trade
    Charts, quotes, extensive market information, educational resources and a collection of "live-on-the-Web" audio seminars.
  • New York Stock Exchange 
    Extensive information on the exchange and how it operates complements a data library, research papers, quotes, an open press room and information on Exchange members and regulations.

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Farm Credit System

  • AgDirect
    Offers an equipment financing and leasing program exclusively through equipment dealers. As a member of the National Farm Credit System, AgDirect is known for its competitive rates and fast decisions allowing you to finance, lease, or refinance the equipment you want - right at the dealership.
  • CoBank
    Is Farm Credit Services Southwest's funding bank and is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. CoBank serves Farm Credit Associations in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It participates with other Farm Credit Banks in the sale of Farm Credit securities, channeling these funds to the Association to finance agriculture and rural America. CoBank was rated as one of the World's 50 Safest Banks in 2012 by Global Finance.
  • Farm Credit Administration
    Information on the Farm Credit System and FCA's role in its regulation and examination.
  • Farm Credit Council 
    Extensive background and news releases on the economy (both domestic and global), current market information, research and links to agricultural and financial sites.
  • Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp 
    (The fiscal agent for Farm Credit securities) Background on the Farm Credit System and its securities along with publications, historical information and various calculations.

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  • USDA Disaster Assistance
    This FSA site provides information about the Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003. Frequently asked questions, important dates and program information are included along with a Crop Disaster Program calculator.
  • Agricultural Marketing Service
    A portal to AMS's commodity divisions (cotton, dairy, fruit and vegetable, livestock and seed, poultry and tobacco). Information on the science and technology and transportation and marketing division are here. Also information on direct marketing, farmers markets, food purchases, market news and more.
  • Census Bureau
    Vast repository of information on population, businesses, foreign trade, projections, maps and interactive research tools.
  • National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS)
    Is a wealth of current and historical data and analysis of ag business and methods in their covered territories. You can also subscribe to a wide variety of email delivered reports.
  • National Research Service
    Economic Research Service of USDA offers recent reports, data products and a large collection of publications.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Links to various agencies, services and programs. Also a wealth of information on current issues, initiatives, policies and activities.
  • Arizona Cooperative Extension
    Links to various educational programs, publications, calendars and directories of Extension offices and personnel.
  • Agricultural Marketing Services Farmer Direct Marketing
    Site includes publications, farmer market directories, state direct marketing resources, resources and links, information about the service and a "Where can I get assistance for my market or project" feature.

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Linking Policy

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