Software and Data
Your gateway to extensive agricultural and environmental data, and to useful computer programs that can help you manage your agricultural business in an environmentally responsible way.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Agriculture Network Information Center
- State Information
- Other Information - Manure Management Tools
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
A single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data.
- EPA Databases and Software
Data elements, directories of systems, and software to download and use.
Products Bulletin (IPB)
The IPB is a joint effort between EPA and the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) to inform stakeholders and the public about upcoming significant information products. A "significant information product" uses national or regional data to describe environmental conditions, trends, and/or the performance of companies, facilities, and communities.
- EPA Media-Specific
Software and databases organized by media -- Air | Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances | Solid Wastes and Emergency Response | Water | Integrated Media.
Spreadsheet Program for Calculating Emissions From Unpaved Roads
This spreadsheet program can be used to calculate a temporally and spatially resolved emission factor for a specific location.
- Water Exposure Models Used by the Office of Pesticide Programs
- EPA Region 1 - Data and Software
- EPA Region 3 - Databases and Software
- AgStar FarmWare
FarmWare is an analytical tool designed to provide a preliminary assessment on the feasibility of integrating anaerobic digestion into an existing or planned manure management system. The new version contains updated computations for biogas generation and costs of digester systems.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
AGRICOLA is a machine-readable database of bibliographic records created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.
Databases from ARS -- USDA's main in-house research arm.
- Census of Agriculture
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Database - Current Research Information System (CRIS)
CRIS is USDA/CSREES's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and education projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry.
Research Service Data Products
Databases from ERS -- USDA's official source for economic analysis and information on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America.
A set of Excel spreadsheets that calculate irrigation needs, ethanol yields, and crop yields from USDA's ARS.
- Agricultural Network
Information Center Databases
A database directory of agriculture-related databases, datasets, and information systems.
- Database of the Occurrence and Distribution of Pesticides in Chesapeake Bay
- Idaho One Plan
An innovative approach to conservation planning that enables farmers and ranchers in Idaho to identify and address multiple environmental agency requirements while ensuring a viable and sustainable approach.
- NRCS Planning Tools - Animal Waste Management
Manure Locator Network
A Web site intended to bring together those having manure with those needing manure.
- Purdue Manure Management Planner (no cost to download)
Software intended to assist livestock producers in developing a manure management plan for their operation.
- Purdue WinMax Recordkeeping Program (free download)
Software to calculate and compare economic returns on crop production.