Farm Bureau, Agricultural Science, and Agricultural Policy Acronyms

AAAE American Association for Agricultural Education
AACC American Association of Cereal Chemists
AAEA American Agricultural Economics Association
AAVMC Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
ABA American Bar Association
ACPV American College of Poultry Veterinarians
ADEC American Distance Education Consortium
ADI acceptable daily intake
ADSA American Dairy Science Association
AFBF American Farm Bureau Federation
AFGC American Forage and Grassland Council
AFT American Farmland Trust
AgNIC Agriculture Network Information Collaborative
AI Artificial insemination
AIA advance informed agreement
AIBS American Institute of Biological Sciences
AIC Agricultural Institute of Canada
AIMBE American Institute For Medical and Biological Engineering
AITC Ag in the Classroom
ALOT Ag Leaders of Tomorrow
AMS American Meteorological Society
AMSA American Meat Science Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AOCS American Oil Chemists’ Society
AOSA Association of Official Seed Analysts
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
APMS Aquatic Plant Management Society
APS American Phytopathological Society
ARD Association of Research Directors
ARI California State University Agricultural Research Institute
ARPAS American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
ARS Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
ASA American Society of Agronomy
ASAE The predecessor acronym-still in widespread residual use-for the now re-named ASABE
ASAC American Society of Agricultural Consultants
ASABE American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASAE American Society of Association Executives
ASAS American Society of Animal Science
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASFMRA American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
ASHS American Society for Horticultural Science
ASM American Society for Microbiology
ASN American Society for Nutrition
ASPB American Society of Plant Biologists
ATCC American Type Culture Collection
ATNESA Animal Traction Network of Eastern and Southern Africa
ATTRA Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BIO Biotechnology Industry Organization
BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy
BST bovine somatotropin
Bt Bacillus thuringiensis
C-FAR Illinois Council On Food and Agricultural Research
C-FARE The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
CAFO concentrated animal feeding operations
CASE Court Appointed Scientific Experts
CAST Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
CAWS Chicago Area Waterways Study
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CBI Council for Biotechnology Information
CBO Congressional Budget Office (U.S.)
CBOT Chicago Board of Trade
CCAO Chief County Assessing Official
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CDL Commercial Driver’s License
CELS Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences
CESSE Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives
CFB County Farm Bureau
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (International Center for Tropical Agriculture)
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CIGR International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
CLIC COUNTRY Life Insurance Company
CMAP Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
CMIC COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company
CIMMYT Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
CNMP Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
COE Corps of Engineers (also known as “USACE” or “the Corps”)
CPI Consumer Price Index
CREATE Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program
CRP Conservation Reserve Program
CRS Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress
CSEA Canadian Society for Engineering in Agriculture, Food, and Biological Systems
CSSA Crop Science Society of America
DASP Drug Alcohol Screening Program
DCEO Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
DHHS U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation
EAV Equalized assessed value
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERS Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
ESA Entomological Society of America
EU European Union
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act
FAIR Food Animal Integrated Research
FANSA Food and Nutrition Science Alliance
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
FAOCP Food and Agriculture Organization Cooperative Programme (UN)
FAOSTAT FAO database
FAPRI Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FASS Federation of Animal Science Societies
FDA U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERRO Far Eastern Regional Research Organization, New Delhi, India
FD&C Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (U.S.)
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (U.S.)
FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
FQPA Food Quality Protection Act
FR Federal Register
FREC Fertilizer Research and Education Council
FSIS Food Safety Inspection Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
FSNet Food Safety Network
G7 Group of Seven Nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States)
GAC Governmental Affairs & Commodities Division
GALC Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference
GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office
GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDP gross domestic product
GFAI Grain and Feed Association of Illinois
GIS geographic information system
GM genetically modified
GMO genetically modified organism
GNP gross national product
GPO U.S. Government Printing Office
GPS global positioning system
GRAC Governor’s Rural Affairs Council
GRAS generally recognized as safe
HACCP hazard analysis critical control point
IA Irrigation Association
IAA Illinois Agricultural Association (Illinois Farm Bureau)
IACE Illinois Association of County Engineers
IACO Illinois Association of County Officials
IADD  Illinois Association of Drainage Districts
IAFP International Association for Food Protection
IAFSM Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management
IALF Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation
IBA Illinois Beef Association
IBE Institute of Biological Engineering
IBIO Illinois Biotech Industry Organization
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAA Illinois Coalition for Animal Agriculture
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
ICGA Illinois Corn Growers Association
ICLARM International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (also known as WorldFish and BRAC Fisheries)
ICMB Illinois Corn Marketing Board
ICRAF International Centre for Research in Agroforestry
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
IDOA Illinois Department of Agriculture
IDOR Illinois Department of Revenue
IDOT Illinois Department of Transportation
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations
IFB Illinois Farm Bureau (Illinois Agricultural Association)
IFC International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank Group)
IFCA Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association
IFMA Illinois Farmers Market Association
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IFT Institute of Food Technologists
IG or IGC Illinois Government Committee (of the IAA Board)
IHA Illinois Herb Association
IIA Illinois Irrigation Association
IIC International Irrigation Center (Utah State Univ.)
ICC Illinois Commerce Commission
IIRA Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
ILDG Illinois Livestock Development Group
ILRI International Livestock Research Institute
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMPA Illinois Milk Producers Association
IMPB Illinois Milk Promotions Board
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPGRI International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IPPA Illinois Pork Producers Association
IRC Information Research Center
IRRI International Rice Research Institute
ISA Illinois Soybean Association
ISAAA International Service for the Acquisition of Agricultural Biotechnology
ISGA Illinois Specialty Growers Association
ISHS International Society for Horticultural Science
ISHS   Illinois State Horticulture Society
ISP Illinois State Police
ISRTP International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
ITRC Irrigation Training and Research Center (Cal Poly Univ.)
IU international unit
IVC Illinois Vehicle Code
IVGA Illinois Vegetable Growers Association
IWA Illinois Wheat Association
IWMI International Water Management Institute
LGCS Local Government Conference Series
LINK Local Information, News and Know-how
LMO living modified organisms
MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (federal surface transportation program)
MCSAP Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
MCSR Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
MLC Midwestern Legislative Conference
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
MSW municipal solid waste
NAADA National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association
NAL National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
NAM National Affairs and Marketing Committee
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASDA National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
NASULGC National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
National C-FAR National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research
NAWG National Association of Wheat Growers
NCAE  National Council of Ag Employers
NCSE National Council for Science and the Environment
NCBA National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
NCGA National Corn Growers Association
NCGRP National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation
NCRSP Human Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program
NCWSS North Central Weed Science Society
NESP Navigation & Environment Sustainability Program
NEWSS Northeastern Weed Science Society
NFIP  National Flood Insurance Program
NGO nongovernmental organization
NIFA The National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIH National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NPGS National Plant Germplasm System
NPPC National Pork Producers Council
NRC National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
NRCS National Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
NRI National Research Initiative (U.S.)
NSCSS National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists
NWC National Waterways Conference
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OICD Office of International Cooperation and Development, USDA
OIE Organization of International Epizootics
OMB Office of Management and Budget (U.S.)
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy (U.S.)
OTR On the Road (educational seminars on motor vehicle law)
PACE Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement
PI Productivity Index (used in connection with soils)
PPP Public-Private Partnership
PSA Poultry Science Association
rbst recombinant bovine somatotropin
RCAS Research Center Administrators Society
RD Rural Development (an office of the UDSA)
rDNA recombinant DNA
RIMSAP Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program
RNPP Rural Nurse Practitioner Program
RSS Rural Sociological Society
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SETAC Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
SIVB Society for In Vitro Biology
SMV Slow Moving Vehicle (i.e.: SMV Emblem)
SON Society of Nematologists
SOS Secretary of State
SPAC Soil and Plant Analysis Council
SRM Society for Range Management
SSSA Soil Science Society of America
SWAT Strength With Advisory Teams
SWCB Soil and Water Conservation Board
SWCD  Soil and Water Conservation District
SWCS Soil and Water Conservation Society
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society
TMDL total maximum daily load
TOI Township Officials of Illinois
TRAC Tolerance Reassessment Advisory Committee
TRIPS trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
TSE transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
UCR Unified Carrier Registration
UHT ultra-high temperature
UMIMR Upper Mississippi, Illinois & Missouri Rivers Association
UMIMRA Upper Mississippi, Illinois & Missouri Rivers Association
UN United Nations
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNRISD United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
USACE   United States Army Corps of Engineers (also known as “COE” or “the Corps.”)
USAID U.S. Agency for International Development
USAIN United States Agricultural Information Network
USCID United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDOT U.S. Department of Transportation (also known as “DOT”)
USGS United States Geological Survey
USIECR U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
USMCA United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
USTR United States Trade Representative’s Office
WARDA West Africa Rice Development Association
WCI Waterways Council, Inc.
WFP United Nations World Food Programme
WHO United Nations World Health Organization
WRDA Water Resources Development Act
WSSA Weed Science Society of America
WSWS Western Society of Weed Science
WTO World Trade Organization
YF Young Farmer
YL Young Leader

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