Agricultural and applied economics: Recommended

Agricultural and applied economics is the study and generation of information needed to make economic decisions about the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products, development of rural communities, natural resources, and policy

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An open-access platform for anyone who wants to understand the economics of innovation, inequality, environmental sustainability, and more.

What is CORE?
Accessible, relevant, real-world economics teaching, available and free to everyone.


Congressional Research Service (CRS)

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(Professor Benami's folk, take particular note of the following resources! However, all are welcome to use them.)

Early Literature Databases

Libraries are for Everyone

Biblioteket er for alle
Libraries are for everyone
American Sign Language spelling of Libraries are for everyone
Las Bibliotecas Son Para Todos
Thu Vien La Cho Moi Nguoi
Les Bibliotheques Sont Pour Tout Le Monde

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