Rail against bureaucracy all you want, but you can’t deny it: .gov’s got it going on. I just spent the better part of an afternoon skimming PDFs and spreadsheets, any one of which could anchor an article or conversation.
Scanning these documents is like walking into a happy hour of food wonks (they do exist). Some of them geek out on international import statistics, while others tell you passionately about an organic wheat farmer in Montana. I have to admit that I underestimated the 150-year-old institution.
Am I the last ag geek and food writer to happen upon this? If you’re late to the party like me, don’t waste any time. Skip the punch bowl and get clicking around the newsroom.
Or just peruse this list of agency releases:
- Animal Health
- Employee Services
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Farm Bill
- Food and Nutrition
- Food Safety
- Homeland Security
- Laws and Regulations
- Marketing and Trade
- Plant Health
- Research and Science
- Rural and Community Development
- Travel and Recreation