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Useful Links from WCALP

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At Westmoreland County Agricultural Land Preservation, we have compiled a variety of links to other useful websites which may be of interest to you, from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to the National Farmers Union.

Local Government

Westmoreland County, Official Government Website
http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
http://www.pacounties.org 

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
http://www.psats.org

Local Info

InWestmoreland.com (Businesses, Services, and Events in Westmoreland County
http://www.inWestmoreland.com

Government Agencies

PA Department of Agriculture
http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation
Follow this link to the Bureau of Farmland Preservation

United States Department of Agriculture’s Home Page
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome

Farm Service Agency
http://www.fsa.usda.gov

Natural Resources Conservation Service
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov

Pennsylvania Agricultural Statistics Service
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Pennsylvania/index.asp

Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation
http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=128859

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection
www.depweb.state.pa.us

Agriculture and Farming Information

Fields

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=2&tax_level=1

American Farm Bureau
http://www.fb.org

National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
http://www.sustainableagriculture.net/vision.php

National Farmers Union
http://www.nfu.org

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
http://attra.ncat.org/searchAgWeb.html

PASA – Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
http://www.pasafarming.org

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
http://www.pfb.com

Pennsylvania Farm Link
http://www.pafarmlink.org

Rodale Institute
http://rodaleinstitute.org

Westmoreland Extension Program
www.extension.psu.edu/westmoreland

Geographical Information Systems & Maps

AgMap Pennsylvania’s Online Agricultural Directory
http://agmap.psu.edu

GIS at Penn State
http://www.gis.psu.edu

Land Evaluation and Site Assessment Using GIS Technology
http://lal.cas.psu.edu/software/LESA/lesa/index.html

The Pennsylvania State Date Center
http://www.pasdc.hbg.psu.edu

Land Preservation Organizations

Fall Fields

American Farmland Trust
http://www.farmland.org/default.asp

Land Trust Alliance
http://www.lta.org

Pennsylvania Land Trust Alliance
http://conserveland.org

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
http://www.paconserve.org

Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association
http://www.PAfarmland.org

Land Use Planning

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania – Home Page
http://www.10000friends.org

Center for Livable Communities
http://www.lgc.org/center/index.html

Pennsylvania Planning Association (PPA)
http://www.planningpa.org

Pennsylvania's Future
http://www.PennFuture.org

Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County
http://www.smartgrowthpa.org

Laws and Legislation

Fields and Farming

The Dickinson School of Law Agricultural Law Research and Education
http://www.dsl.psu.edu/centers/aglaw.cfm

Pennsylvania Land Use Law Library
http://www.landuselawinpa.com

The Pennsylvania Code Online
http://www.pacode.com

The Pennsylvania General Assembly
http://www.legis.state.pa.us

U.S. Senate
http://www.senate.gov

United States House of Representatives, 108th Congress
http://www.house.gov

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