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Government websites often provide the most current statistics available on any given topic. The following U.S. Department of Agriculture websites are recommended for locating data and analysis of agricultural topics.
Tips for Citing Government Websites
When citing a government website:
- The “author” of any government material is almost always the agency, office, committee, department, etc. — not an individual person.
- U.S. Federal Government "authors" in citations should begin with "United States" or "U.S."
About This Guide
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Welcome to the research guide for Ag Econ 101, The Business of Agriculture. Here you will find links to U.S. Government websites and other information for completing projects in this class. For more resources, consult the UI Library's Guide to Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.
Citing your sources . . .
- Gives credit to authors for their ideas
- Leads your readers to the sources you consulted
- Lets your instructor know how you reached the conclusions in your paper
- Shows the depth and scope of your research