Here are some Web sites that are worth checking out.

  • —  This site provides ag-industry participants, specifically producers and ranchers, with detailed and timely information and perspectives on agricultural policy and legal issues.
  • — The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest, most powerful and well-financed animal-rights organization. Its leadership has indicated that industrial (factory) farm issues are a priority and that its legislative and regulatory involvement will grow.
  • — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site covers all pertinent information on federal environmental regulations, especially those regarding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
  • —  The U.S. Meat Export Federation is a nonprofit trade association working to create new opportunities and expand existing export markets for U.S. pork, beef, lamb and veal. USMEF has regional offices throughout the world.
  •  — Canada’s Prairie Swine Center Web site features Pork Insight, an online database summarizing thousands of practical research articles in a variety of pork production areas.