Research by Topic

Reading Rooms

Welcome to the National AgLaw Center’s library of subject-based “Reading Rooms.”    Each reading room contains a comprehensive list of current electronic resources for an agricultural or food law topic.  Links are provided to major statutes, regulations, case law, Center-published research articles, government publications, Congressional publications, and numerous other research resources.  Also contained in each room is an overview article that provides  a thumbnail sketch of the history and development of that subject.  Links to the other rooms are provided on the left side of each reading room.  Recently added resources are posted at the top of the applicable sections.  Periodic browsing of our Reading Rooms is suggested, as resources are frequently added and/or updated, and work on the construction of new rooms is ongoing.



Index of Reading Rooms


Administrative Law

Finance & Credit

Agricultural Leases

Food Labeling


Food Safety

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Animal Feeding Operations

International Law and Organizations

Animal Identification

International Trade

Animal Welfare



Landowner Liability


Local Food Systems


Marketing Orders


National Organic Program

Business Organizations

Native American Agriculture

Checkoff Programs

Nutrition Programs

Clean Water Act

Packers and Stockyards

Climate Change

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

Commercial Transactions


Commodity Programs

Production Contracts

Conservation Programs

Renewable Energy


Secured Transactions

Country of Origin Labeling

Specialty Crops

Corporate Farming Laws

Sustainable Agriculture

Disaster Assistance/Crop Insurance

Urban Encroachment

Environmental Law

Water Law

Estate Planning and Taxation