About Us


In 1987, Congress called for the creation of the National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information. Since then, the National Agricultural Law Center has received funding in part from federal appropriations through the National Agricultural Library, an entity within the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Additionally, the Center works with several partners and an array of stakeholders throughout the United States.

The National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, serves as the nation’s leading source of objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research and information, serving public and private sector stakeholders – producers, federal and state lawmakers, policymakers, land grant university faculty and academics, attorneys, and others — throughout the United States.  It is the only agricultural and food law research and information facility that is independent, national in scope, and directly connected to the national agricultural information network.

Recognizing the importance of the Cooperative Extension Service, the Center is also proud to serve as the lead institution for the eXtension Agricultural and Food Law Community of Practice.  EXtension provides complementary online resources to the community-based Cooperative Extension System and brings experts from around the country together in a virtual setting that allows coordination and development of research-based knowledge and information.  More information about the Community of Practice is available here.

Photographs on the site are used with permission from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.


The National Agricultural Law Center also participates in the Agricultural Network Information Center (AgNIC).

This site is reviewed for accuracy and updated every six months.