We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.

We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

Our strategic plan serves as a roadmap for the Department to help ensure we achieve our mission and implement our vision.


Sophio Software, Inc. is a leading provider of Automotive eCommerce for Business to Consumer websites.

Founded by Michael Birnholz in 1999, Sophio introduced the Automotive Industry's first browser-based catalog management system based on the AAIA/Aces standards in 1999. Since our inception, Sophio continues to innovate with cutting-edge technologies in areas such as content management, Large-Scale database design, and warehouse management / dealer management integration for the many facets of the Automotive industry.

Built from scratch as a web-based automotive e-commerce solution, the Sophio "Software As A Service" platform enables companies to conduct online commerce, strengthen customer and partner relationships, publish and personalize content, and automate transactions. From design to deployment, Sophio and its partners provide a comprehensive set of products and services that support the entire life cycle of e-Commerce and Electronic Catalog Management.

Amazon, Inc., commonly known as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. The tech giant is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization. started as an online bookstore and later diversified to sell DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, video downloads/streaming, MP3downloads/streaming, audiobook downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics--notably, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Echo--and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services. Amazon also sells certain low-end products like USB cables under its in-house brand AmazonBasics.


We connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating economic opportunity for all.


Marketplace of individual sellers/creators of handmade or vintage items, art, and supplies.