As we begin the new year and reflect on last month, staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information in agricultural and food law to stakeholders across the country. Outlined below are many of the new NALC resources from the month of December 2021.

Blog Posts

End-of-Year Resources

Attorneys at the National Agricultural Law Center identified and summarized the top legal and policy developments that affected agriculture in 2021, including many that will continue to do so in years to come. The Top Ten Agricultural Law Issues in 2021 are:

  1. Pesticides
  2. Foreign Ownership of Farmland
  3. Slaughter
  4. Competition
  5. Salmonella
  6. COVID Legislation
  7. Regulatory Review
  8. Right to Farm
  9. Carbon
  10. “Equitable Apportionment” of Groundwater

Learn more and read in-depth summaries of each issue area here.


  • Elizabeth Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney
    • Presented about “Increasing Value and Reducing Risk in Animal Agriculture” at the 2021 CONNECT Young, Beginning Ag Seminar.