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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 ...
  • 251 Causeway Street
    Suite 500
    Boston MA 02114-2151, USA
    Phone: (617) 626-1720
    Fax: (617) 626-1850

    The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) mission is to ensure the long-term viability of agriculture in Massachusetts. Through its four divisions – Agricultural Conservation & Technical Assistance, Agricultural Markets, Animal Health, and Crop and Pest Services – MDAR strives to support, regulate and enhance the rich diversity of ...
  • EST. 1921
    P.O. Box 30017
    525 West Allegan St.
    Lansing MI 48909, USA
    Phone: (517) 284-5716
    Fax: (517) 335-1423

    Michigan’s food and agriculture industry is no small business. The food and agriculture business sector is vital to the state’s economic engine generating approximately $101.2 billion each year for the state’s economy and employing 923,000 Michigan residents.
    There are nearly 10 million acres of farmland in Michigan, and the state is home to ...
  • EST. 1919
    Freeman Office Building
    625 Robert Street North
    St. Paul MN 55155, USA
    Phone: (651) 201-6219
    Fax: (651) 201-6118
    The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans’ quality of life by ensuring the integrity of the food supply, the health of the environment, and the strength of the agricultural economy. MDA’s 450 employees work to provide regulatory and marketing services that benefit millions of urban and rural residents. These services ...
  • EST. 1906
    121 North Jefferson Street
    Jackson MS 39201, USA
    Phone: (601) 359-1100
    Fax: (601) 354-7710
    Agriculture is Mississippi's number one industry. Mississippi is blessed with fertile soil and a temperate climate that creates an environment perfectly suited for large-scale agriculture.
    A state rich in natural resources, Mississippi plays a key role in renewable energy production as the nation expands its energy portfolio. Mississippi farmers will have more ...
  • EST. 1933
    P.O. Box 630
    Jefferson City MO 65102, USA
    Phone: (573) 751-5617
    Fax: (573) 751-1784
    Missouri has a proud agricultural tradition. In fact, the statue adorning the dome of the State Capitol—often mistaken as Lady Liberty—is that of Ceres, the goddess of growing vegetation. The first farms in Missouri were established around 1725 by French settlers in the Sainte Genevieve area. In 1811, the violent New Madrid earthquake shook the small farming ...
  • EST. 1889
    302 North Roberts
    Helena MT 59620-0201, USA
    Phone: (406) 444-3144
    Fax: (406) 444-5409
    Mining and agriculture lured settlers to Montana during the latter half of the 1800s, and agriculture remains the state's number one industry. One out of every six Montana workers is employed in an agriculture-related field. Regional marketing centers such as Billings, Glasgow, Havre and Miles City grew up as railroad hubs where farmers could market their grain and cattle and ...
  • EST. 1919
    301 Centennial Mall South
    P.O. Box 94947
    Lincoln NE 68509-4947, USA
    Phone: (402) 471-2341
    Fax: (402) 471-6876
    Nebraska’s agriculture is the source of a diverse, abundant and affordable food supply. The products raised are representative of the ingenuity of Nebraska producers to address the varied climate and geology found in this state. Field crops, like corn and soybeans, grow particularly well in the rich, fertile farmlands of the Platte Valley, but can be found in most parts ...
  • EST. 1915
    405 South 21st Street
    Sparks NV 89431, USA
    Phone: (775) 353-3600
    Fax: (775) 688-1178
    The Mission of the Nevada Department of Agriculture is to benefit the welfare of all persons residing in the state by encouraging the advancement and protection of Nevada's agriculture and related Industries.
    Agriculture is one of Nevada's most important industries, contributing significantly to the economies of rural communities and the state as a whole. Nevada's ranches ...
  • EST. 1913
    P.O. Box 2042
    Concord NH 03302-2042, USA
    Phone: (603) 271-3551
    Fax: (603) 271-1109
    The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food is to promote agriculture in the public interest and to serve farmers and consumers in the marketplace. The department assures safe and healthy food supplies, provides accurate information on prices and availability of farm commodities and crops and develops markets for the state's farmers.
    The ...
  • EST. 1916
    P.O. Box 330
    John Fitch Plaza
    Trenton NJ 08625, USA
    Phone: (609) 292-3976
    Fax: (609) 292-3978
    The New Jersey Department of Agriculture was established in 1916. One of the Department’s major priorities is to promote, protect and serve the Garden State’s diverse agriculture and agribusiness industries. New Jersey is an agricultural powerhouse, with more than a billion dollars in agricultural sales each year. The Department’s programs support ...
  • EST. 1911
    P.O. Box 30005
    MSC 3189
    Las Cruces NM 88003-8005, USA
    Phone: (575) 646-3007
    Fax: (575) 646-8120
    Through securing the food supply, promoting trade, and protecting our natural resources and environment, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture is a producer, consumer and regulatory agency that plays a fundamental role in multiple sectors of New Mexico’s agricultural and consumer services industries.
    New Mexico’s agricultural history is long and diverse, ...
  • 10B Airline Drive
    Albany NY 12235, USA
    Phone: (518) 457-8876
    Fax: (518) 457-3087
    The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets’ mission is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike. We work diligently to promote a viable agricultural industry, foster agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguard our food supply.
    Even though New York is associated with city life, agriculture ...
  • EST. 1877
    1001 Mail Sevice Center
    Raleigh NC 27699, USA
    Phone: (919) 707-3000
    Fax: (909) 733-1141
    Agriculture and agribusiness combined is the leading industry in North Carolina, where more than 52,000 farms occupy 8.5 million acres of farmland. More than 1,600 of these farms are century farms, meaning they have been in continuous family ownership for 100 years or more.
    North Carolina is an extremely diverse agricultural state, producing more than 150 commodities. The ...
  • EST. 1889
    600 East Boulevard Ave
    Dept 602
    Bismarck ND 58505-0020, USA
    Phone: (701) 328-2231
    Fax: (701) 328-4567
    Amber waves of grain – hard red spring wheat, durum and barley – have long been the mainstay of the North Dakota’s agricultural economy. More recently, the state has become the nation’s leading producer of such crops such as sunflowers, field peas, dry edible beans, lentils and canola. North Dakota is also a major producer of sugar beets, potatoes and ...
  • EST. 1846
    8995 East Main Street
    Reynoldsburg OH 43068, USA
    Phone: (614) 466-2732
    Fax: (614) 466-6124
    The mission of the Ohio Department of Agriculture is to provide regulatory protection to producers, agribusinesses, and the consuming public; to promote Ohio agricultural products in domestic and international markets; and to educate citizens of Ohio about our agricultural industry.
    In addition to its regulatory function, the department also preserves the industry through ...
  • EST. 1907
    2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City OK 73105, USA
    Phone: (405) 522-5719
    Fax: (405) 522-0909
    Historically, Oklahoma agriculture has meant cattle and wheat to most people — and rightfully so. They’re the second largest beef cattle producing state in the nation and the fourth largest producer of wheat.
    But Oklahoma agriculture in the 21st century is much more than beef and wheat. Crops and livestock that were once relatively small in terms of production ...
  • EST. 1931
    635 Capitol Street, NE
    Salem OR 97301-2532, USA
    Phone: (503) 986-4552
    Fax: (503) 986-4750
    The Oregon Department of Agriculture has a three-fold mission: food safety and consumer protection; protecting the natural resource base; and marketing agricultural products.
    More than 40,000 farms and ranches make up Oregon’s diverse agricultural landscape. These producers generate over $4.5 billion in annual farm gate sales and services from more than 220 different ...
  • 235 Promenade Street
    Room 370
    Providence RI 02908-5767, USA
    Phone: (401) 222-2781 ext. 4500
    Fax: (401) 222-6047
    The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is committed to preserving the quality of Rhode Island's environment, maintaining the health and safety of its residents, and protecting the natural systems upon which life depends. It offers assistance to individuals, businesses, and municipalities, conduct research, find solutions, and enforce laws created to protect the ...
  • EST. 1879
    Wade Hampton Office Building
    P.O. Box 11280
    Columbia SC 29211, USA
    Phone: (803) 734-2210
    Fax: (803) 734-2192
    Mission and Vision
    The mission of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina's agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the safety and security of the buying public. Our shared vision is for the state’s economy to grow and prosper providing everyone, producers and ...
  • 523 East Capitol
    Pierre SD 57501-3182, USA
    Phone: (605) 773-5425
    Fax: (605) 773-5926
    The mission of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture is to promote, protect, preserve and improve South Dakota Agriculture for today and tomorrow. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the promotion and enhancement of South Dakota Agriculture, and for the implementation of a variety of state laws relating to agriculture.
    Agriculture is South Dakota’s ...
  • Melrose Station
    P.O. Box 40627
    Nashville TN 37204, USA
    Phone: (615) 837-5100
    Fax: (615) 837-5333
    Farming and forestry dominates Tennessee's landscape with 78,300 farms producing and selling crops, livestock, and forest products. Forty-two percent, or 10.9 million acres, of the state's land area is in farmland. More than 14 million acres of farm and non-farm forest lands generate about $300 million annually in timber sales, making Tennessee one of the nation's leading ...
  • EST. 1907
    P.O. Box 12847
    Capitol Station
    Austin TX 78711, USA
    Phone: (512) 463-7476
    Fax: (512) 463-1104
    The Texas Department of Agriculture’s mission is to partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify our economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in our daily lives.
  • EST. 1921
    350 North Redwood Road
    PO Box 146500
    Salt Lake City UT 84114-6500, USA
    Phone: (801) 538-7100
    Fax: (801) 538-7126
    The Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food’s mission is to promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, conserve its natural resources, and protect its food supply.
    Utah has 11 million acres in farm and ranch production. In 2010, agriculture produced $1.3 billion in cash receipts.
    Utah is the second driest state in the nation; therefore reservoir ...
  • 116 State Street
    Montpelier VT 05620-2901, USA
    Phone: (802) 828-2430
    Vermont's agriculture is very diverse. Approximately 6,000 farms in Vermont produce everything from emus to sheep's milk cheese. Nearly a million and a half acres of Vermont land are in agriculture, sustaining the pastoral landscape that has made Vermont famous.

    Dairying is the primary farm industry in Vermont, producing more than two billion pounds of milk ...
  • EST. 1877
    102 Governor Street
    Richmond VA 23219, USA
    Phone: (804) 786-3501
    Fax: (804) 371-2945
    Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, contributing an economic impact of more than $52 billion annually and providing nearly 311,000 jobs across the Commonwealth.
    The Commonwealth’s mild climate, rich soil and abundant waterways make Virginia one of the most diverse agricultural production venues in the nation, and produces livestock, field crops, fruits, ...
  • 1111 Washington Street SE
    P.O. Box 42560
    Olympia WA 98504-2560, USA
    Phone: (360) 902-1887
    Fax: (360) 902-2092
    With 39,000 farms operating on more than 15 million acres, Washington is a major agricultural state. The Evergreen State produces some 300 commercial crops and livestock products valued at $7.9 billion to Washington farmers and ranchers.
    Washington’s location in the northwest corner of the U.S. and its deep-water ports present excellent trade opportunities. ...
  • EST. 1911
    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    State Capitol, Room E-28
    Charleston WV 25305-0170, USA
    Phone: (304) 558-3550
    Fax: (304) 558-2203
    West Virginia’s agriculture community is made up primarily of small family owned and operated farms. Approximately 80 percent of the Mountain State’s 23,000 farms have income of less than $10,000. But the state also leads the nation in its percentage of family-owned farms at just over 95 percent, giving those farmers great flexibility in what they choose to ...
  • EST. 1915
    2811 Agriculture Drive
    P.O. Box 8911
    Madison WI 53708-8911, USA
    Phone: (608) 224-5012
    Fax: (608) 224-5045
    Wisconsin has a strong agricultural heritage. Those traditions carry on today making Wisconsin one of the most diverse agricultural states in the nation, producing a variety of dairy, livestock, vegetables and specialty crops. Wisconsin agriculture also generates $51.5 billion to the state's economy.
    Most people know Wisconsin as America's Dairyland. As of ...
  • 2219 Carey Avenue
    Cheyenne WY 82002, USA
    Phone: (307) 777-6569

    The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace.
    The WDA is comprised of six sections: Administrative Services, Analytical Services (Chemistry & Microbiology Laboratories), ...