Otherwise knows as the Library of Congress, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is the organization that members of Congress request research from. It’s considered to be highly objective. The tagline of the GAO is “A Century of Non-Partisan Fact-Based Work.”
The mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service is to anticipate trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision-making.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Services (NASS) publishes well, ag statistics. If there’s an ag statistic you want, you’re likely to find it in the Annual Agricultural Statistics PDF documents published annually.
Since 1975, the Congressional Budget Office has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation.
CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate summarizes the methodology underlying the analysis. Learn more about CBO’s commitment to objectivity and transparency.
Nathan John Hagens is a former Wall Street analyst, turned college professor and systems-science advocate. Nate has an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Natural Resources/Energy from the University of Vermont. He is on the Boards of Post Carbon Institute, Institute for Integrated Economic Research, and Institute for the Study of Energy and our Future. He teaches a class at the University of Minnesota called "Reality 101 - A Survey of the Human Predicament”.
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