Reference Desk


Agricultural and General Law Resources


Quarterly Updated Agricultural Law Bibliography (Kershen, University of Oklahoma College of Law)


Agricultural Production, Programs, and Policy (Culver, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture)

Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition (Womach, CRS)

Farm Policy Glossary (Economic Research Service)


Journal of Food Law and Policy (University of Arkansas School of Law)

Drake Journal of Agricultural Law

Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law

San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review


The Agricultural Law Brief (Penn State/Dickinson AgLaw Resource & Reference Center)

NASDA News (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture)

Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association) A Summary of Farm Policy NewsPenton Media (a series of free agricultural newsletters)

Associations and Practice Groups

French Association of Agricultural Law – Association Française de Droit Rural

German Association for Agricultural Law – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Agrarrecht (DGAR)

Norwegian Association for Agricultural Law – Norsk Forening For Landbruksrett

Agricultural Law Association (UK)

American Agricultural Law Association

American Bar Association

Agricultural and Agri-Business Financing Subcommittee, Business Law Section

Committee on Agricultural Management, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section

Agricultural Law Committee, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section

Agriculture and Food Committee, Section of Antitrust Law

Business Cooperatives and Agriculture Committee, Section of Taxation

Farmers Legal Action Group

Lex Mundi, Agribusiness Practice Group

European Council for Rural Law

European Food Law Association


University of Arkansas Graduate Program in Agricultural and Food Law

Drake Law School Agricultural Law Center

Penn State Dickinson Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center

Colorado Law Natural Resources Law Center

Ohio State University Agricultural Law & Taxation

Missouri Agricultural Law Center (MALC)

Institute of Agricultural Law – Institut für Landwirtschaftsrecht (University of Göttingen)

Istituto di Diritto Agrario Internazionale e Comparato – Institute of Agricultural Law, International and Comparative (IDAIC)

Research Guides and Links

Google Scholar Case Search

AgLaw Subject Research Guide (Wheat Law Library, U. KS)

Agricultural Law (Cornell)

“Ag Law & You” Reference Guide (Alabama Farmers Federation)

Free Full-Text State Statutes and Legislation

General Agricultural Resources

Libraries and Information Resources

eXtension (USDA)

National Agricultural Library

Agricultural Network Information Center (AgNIC)

Economic Research Service (ERS)

U.S. Agricultural Information NetworkVirtual Library (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Agriculture

Web-Agri (Directory of Science)

Current Research Information System (USDA – NIFA)

Federal Agencies

Department of Agriculture

Food and Drug Administration

Environmental Protection Agency–Agriculture

Agriculture Center


AgriNews Online

USDA Newsroom


Agriculture News Online

Yahoo Farming and Agriculture News


CHOICES (American Agricultural Economics Association)

Amber Waves (ERS)

Agricultural Outlook (back issues) (ERS)

Illinois Rural Policy Digest (Farmdoc)

USDA Publications PageAgEcon Search (U. of MN)

Historical Literature of Agriculture (Cornell U.)

National Academy Press Online Books


National Agricultural Statistics Service

USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System (ERS)

Internet Agricultural Statistics Resources (U. WI)

Congressional Resources

United States Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


Committee Reports, 1995-present

United States House of Representatives

Committee on Agriculture


Committee Reports, 1995-present

Agriculture Appropriations

Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee

House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee

Appropriations by Fiscal Year

Appropriations Legislation FY1998-FY2004


Agriculture and Food Legislation Introduced in 112th Congress (2011-2012) (Thomas)

Legislation (U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry)

Legislation (U.S. House Committee on Agriculture)

Congressional Record

112th Congress, 1st Session 2011

111th Congress, 2nd Session 2010

111th Congress, 1st Session 2009

110th Congress, 2nd Session 2008

110th Congress, 1st Session 2007

109th Congress, 2nd Session 2006

109th Congress, 1st Session 2005

108th Congress, 2nd Session 2004

108th Congress, 1st Session 2003

107th Congress, 2nd Session 2002

107th Congress, 1st Session 2001

106th Congress, 2nd Session 2000

106th Congress, 1st Session 1999

Other Congressional Resources

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (National AgLaw Center)

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (NCSE)

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports on Agriculture and Food

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Reports

Government Printing Office