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The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

General Policy and Analysis
General policy and analysis
Basic Resources
▶Agencies

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #3077, MS 0201, 20250-0201; (202) 720-4276. Fax, (202) 720-8477. Bruce Summers, Administrator. Public Affairs, (202) 720-8998.

Web, www.ams.usda.gov, Twitter, @USDA_AMS and Facebook, www.facebook.com/usda

Provides domestic and international marketing services to the agricultural industry. Administers marketing, standardization, grading, inspection, and regulatory programs; maintains a market news service to inform producers of price changes; conducts agricultural marketing research and development programs; studies agricultural transportation issues.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Fair Trade Practices Program, Warehouse and Commodity Management, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 3601, 20250-0506; (202) 720-2121. Jose R. Gonzalez, Director.

Web, www.ams.usda.gov/services/warehouse

Ensures that agriculture facilities are upholding the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. Warehouse Act and Commodity Credit ...

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