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United States Environmental Protection Agency

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency, specifically an independent executive agency, of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

EPA’s Agriculture website underlines the Agency’s commitment to a strong partnership with the agriculture community to assist in fulfilling our mission of protecting human health and the environment. The website offers comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about environmental stewardship on farms and ranches; commonsense, flexible approaches that are both environmentally protective and agriculturally sound. These pages also include information on reducing pollution and making good use of the latest pollution prevention technologies. This website provides ag-related information including the following topic areas, which are also available in a complete list of topics:

  • Sectors: Animals, Crops, Forestry, Nurseries and Greenhouses
  • Air: Air, Ag Burning, Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations, Air Quality Compliance Agreement for Animal Feeding Operations
  • Business Assistance: Compliance & Enforcement, E-Commerce, Environmental Justice, Environmental Management Systems, Industry Sector Profiles (Sector Notebooks), Pollution Prevention & Best Management Practices, Small Business Information, Sustainability
  • Health and Safety:  Biosecurity, Emergency Planning and Response, Environmental Justice, Food Safety, Health & Safety, Homeland Security Measures for Agriculture, Pesticides, Risk Assessment & Risk Communication, Toxics, Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural
  • Pesticides: Pesticides  Antimicrobial Pesticides, Biopesticides, Composting, E-Commerce, Fertilizers, Homeland Security Measures for Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticides, Risk Management Program, Sustainability, Toxics, Water, Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
  • Site and Equipment Management:  Ag Burning, Biosecurity, Environmental Management Systems, Emergency Planning and Response, Environmental Justice, Facility Maintenance, Fuels & Engines, Land Use, Risk Management Program, Rural Roads, Sustainability, Tanks & Containment, Vehicle and Machine Maintenance, Waste, Water
  • Sustainability: Biopesticides, Composting, Industry Sector Profiles (Sector Notebooks), Integrated Pest Management, Organic Farming, Partnerships, Pollution Prevention & Best Management Practices, Sustainability,
  • Water: Water Drinking Water and Wells, Surface and Groundwater
  • Laws & Regulations:  Laws, Policies
  • Resources: Contacts, Calendars, Software and Data, Training, Maps and Photos, Learning Center