Forbes recently highlighted the top 200 most promising and competitive business-to-business Web sites in the U.S. They selected these ag sites:

agriculture.com agdomain.com agex.com agrimall.com cybercrop.com directag.com e-markets.com emergeinteractive.com farmbid.com farms.com findplants.com folnetworks.com growit.com rooster.com xsag.com

Vantagepoint.com now offers Precision Weather for personalized, field-specific information. Farmers who subscribe can view field images, obtain specific hour-by-hour forecasts and examine weather record archives for fields dating back to 1951. Visit the Web site, call 970/266-4611 or circle 212.

mdsharris.com provides clients of MDS Harris with the results of their soil test analysis online. The company says that, instead of waiting days, dealers and growers will be able to examine data within hours of lab analysis over the secure site. Visit the Web site, call 402/ 476-2811 or circle 213.

ForTheFarm.com offers two new tools to help farmers maximize profitability. Profit Calculator 2.0 helps manage cost of production by running numerous scenarios. A Chicago Board of Trade charting service helps improve marketing decisions. Visit the Web site, call 608/277-5952 or circle 214.

YourCongress.com claims it will keep tabs on how your state politicians vote and alert you by e-mail while remaining completely nonpartisan. Visit the Web site, call 877/282-8170 or circle 215.