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  • EST. 1883
    Richard Beard Building
    1445 Federal Drive
    Montgomery AL 36107-1123, USA
    Phone: (334) 240-7100
    Fax: (334) 240-7190
    The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries provides timely, fair and expert regulatory control over product, business entities, movement, and application of goods and services for which applicable state and federal law exists and strive to protect and provide service to Alabama consumers.
    While Alabama was known as the Cotton State since the mid 1860s, Alabama ...
  • EST. 1945
    Alaska Department of Natural Resources
    1800 Glenn Highway
    Suite 12
    Palmer AK 99645-6736, USA
    Phone: (907) 761-3867
    Fax: (907) 745-7112
    The mission of the Alaska Division of Agriculture is to promote and encourage the development of an agricultural industry in Alaska that is stable and profitable.

    Alaska has a long history of agriculture, which is evident on the state seal. The seal was originally designed in 1910, which portrays a farmer, his horse, and three shocks of wheat. However, Alaska weather is ...
  • EST. 1991
    1688 West Adams
    Phoenix AZ 85007, USA
    Phone: (602) 542-0990
    Fax: (602) 542-5420
    The Arizona Department of Agriculture regulates and supports Arizona agriculture in a manner that encourages farming, ranching, and agribusiness while protecting consumers and natural resources. Although the Department’s General Fund support has dropped below the levels of when the agency was first created in 1991 it still maintains a strong regulatory program helping ...
  • EST. 2005
    1 Natural Resources Dr.
    Little Rock AR 72205, USA
    Phone: (501) 683-4851
    Fax: (501) 683-4852
    The Arkansas Agriculture Department is comprised of the following state agencies: Arkansas Forestry Commission, Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission, Arkansas Aquaculture Division, Office of the State Surveyor and the Arkansas State Plant Board in order to serve the large agricultural industry in Arkansas.
    Arkansas is the nation’s 10th largest agricultural ...
  • EST. 1919
    1220 N Street
    Suite 400
    Sacramento CA 95814, USA
    Phone: (916) 654-0433
    Fax: (916) 654-0403
      Agriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 81,700 farms and ranches, California agriculture is nearly a $37.5 billion dollar industry that generates $100 billion in related economic activity.
    This enormous achievement is possible through a combination of tradition and innovation that has secured California’s status as the most productive ...
  • EST. 1933
    305 Interlocken Parkway
    Broomfield CO 80021, USA
    Phone: (303) 869-9000
    Fax: (303) 466-2867
    The Colorado Department of Agriculture is committed to strengthening agriculture's future, providing consumer protection; promoting environmental quality and animal health; and ensuring equity and integrity in business and government.
    Under the direction of Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar, the department proudly serves the state through seven divisions: Animal ...
  • EST. 1904
    165 Capitol Avenue
    Hartford CT 06106, USA
    Phone: (860) 713-2500
    Fax: (860) 713-2514
    The mission of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity ...
  • EST. 1899
    2320 South DuPont Highway
    Dover DE 19901, USA
    Phone: (302) 698-4500
    Fax: (302) 697-6287
    The Delaware Department of Agriculture’s mission is to sustain and promote the viability of food, fiber, and agricultural industries in Delaware through quality services that protect and enhance the environment, health, and welfare of the general public.
    Delaware agriculture takes up 39 percent of the state’s land. Broilers are Delaware’s top commodity, ...
  • EST. 1868
    400 South Monroe Street
    The Capitol
    Tallahassee FL 32399-0810, USA
    Phone: (850) 488-3022
    Fax: (850) 922-4936
    Florida produces nearly 300 commodities during its year-round growing season. With fresh fruits and vegetables and vibrant aquaculture, horticulture and viticulture, Florida has something for everyone to enjoy.
    Agriculture is a $100 billion industry in Florida and employs nearly one million Floridians. Despite the difficult economic climate, Florida agriculture grew by ...
  • EST. 1874
    19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
    204 Agricultural Building
    Atlanta GA 30334, USA
    Phone: (404) 656-3600
    Fax: (404) 651-8206
    Georgia Department of Agriculture was established in 1874. They are the oldest state department of agriculture in the U.S. and it is not a branch of USDA.
    The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, ...
  • EST. 1903
    1428 S. King Street
    Honolulu HI 96814-2512, USA
    Phone: (808) 973-9560
    Fax: (808) 973-9613
    The Hawaii Department of Agriculture works to support, enhance, and promote Hawaii's agriculture and aquaculture industries.
    Hawaii's transition from mono-crop plantations, such as pineapple and sugarcane, to diversified agriculture, including nursery products, seed crops and other vegetable and fruit crops, is important to the state's economy, environment and ...
  • EST. 1919
    2270 Old Penitentiary Road
    P.O. Box 790
    Boise ID 83701, USA
    Phone: (208) 332-8503
    Fax: (208) 334-2170
    The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has an ever-important place in one of the state’s largest industry sectors. It recognizes Idaho’s economic well-being is forever tied to the health of its farming and ranching. It also recognizes new opportunities exist that will redefine the future of agriculture in Idaho. As agriculture changes, ensuring efficient and ...
  • EST. 1917
    State Fairgrounds
    P.O. Box 19281
    Springfield IL 62794-9281, USA
    Phone: (217) 782-2172
    Fax: (217) 785-4505
    The roots of the Illinois Department of Agriculture go back to 1819, when the Illinois Agricultural Association was formed just months after Illinois became a state.
    Agriculture is the number one industry in Illinois in terms of economic impact, contributing more than $8.85 billion to the state’s economy annually. About 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the ...
  • EST. 2005
    One North Capitol
    Suite 600
    Indianapolis IN 46204, USA
    Phone: (317) 232-8770
    Fax: (317) 232-1362
    Agriculture is the key to Indiana’s economic foundation. It adds $25 billion to Indiana’s economy from farm, food and forestry products. Indiana agriculture has a dramatic $10 billion multiplier effect on local economies, which ends up as a ripple effect. For every dollar in direct wages and income from farm, food and forest workers, more than 2.5 times that ...
  • Wallace Building
    502 East 9th Street
    Des Moines IA 50319, USA
    Phone: (515) 281-5321
    Fax: (515) 281-6236
    Iowa: National Leader
    Iowa continues to lead the nation in production of corn, soybeans, hogs, and eggs. Iowa is seventh in cattle and ninth in turkey production. As a result, Iowa had an estimated $30 billion dollars in direct sales of agriculture products in 2011, up from $12 billion in 2002 according to USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service. The state has also ...
  • EST. 1862
    1320 Research Park Drive
    Manhattan KS 66502, USA
    Phone: (785) 564-6700
    Fax: (785) 564-6777
    Kansas has a strong agricultural tradition that predates its statehood, and it continues to be a significant contributor to the state's economic well-being. In 2007, cash receipts from farm marketings totaled nearly $12 billion, while exports of agricultural products that year were valued at more than $3.8 billion.
    Kansas farmers typically produce more wheat than any other ...
  • 105 Corporate Drive
    Frankfort KY 40601, USA
    Phone: (502) 573-0282
    Fax: (502) 573-0046
    Kentucky once was described as a “land of contrasts,” and the same can be said of the Commonwealth’s fast-changing agriculture industry.
    Kentucky farmers achieved a record $5.7 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013. Kentucky’s leading agricultural product in cash receipts was poultry and eggs at more than $1.2 billion. Kentucky is, of course, the ...
  • EST. 1880
    5825 Florida Blvd
    Suite 2000
    Baton Rouge LA 70806, USA
    Phone: (225) 922-1234
    Fax: (225) 923-4880
    The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s mission is to promote, protect and advance agriculture and forestry, and soil and water resources.
    The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for administering many of the programs and enforcing the regulations that impact every aspect of the state’s agriculture and forestry. At ...
  • 28 State House Station
    18 Elkins Lane
    Augusta ME 04333-0022, USA
    Phone: (207) 287-3419
    Fax: (207) 287-7548
    The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is the State’s lead agency dealing with all aspects of the food system from the field to the table.
    The Department maintains a mission of fostering opportunities for the agriculture community and of promoting stewardship of Maine’s natural resources.
    Maine farmers are the stewards of 1.25 million ...
  • EST. 1972
    50 Harry S Truman Parkway
    Annapolis MD 21401, USA
    Phone: (410) 841-5881
    Fax: (410) 841-5914
    Early agricultural interests in Maryland were represented by the Board of Agriculture under auspices of the University of Maryland. In 1972, the Maryland General Assembly approved legislation establishing the Maryland Department of Agriculture on the basis of agriculture's growing importance and impact to the economy of the state. A year later, the Maryland Department of ...