Reference Desk

Agricultural and General Law Resources


Quarterly Updated Agricultural Law Bibliography (National Agricultural Law Center)


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 Archives


The Agricultural Law Brief Archives (Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, Penn State)

Agricultural Law Weekly Review (Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, Penn State)

NASDA News (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture)

Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)

Farm Policy News (

Farm Progress (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)

Agricultural Law Association (UK)

American Agricultural Law Association

American Bar Association

Agricultural and Agri-business Financing Subcommittee, Business Law Section

Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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, Food and Beverage

European Council for Rural Law

European Food Law Association

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture


University of Arkansas School of Law LL. M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law

Drake Law School Agricultural Law Center

Penn State Law LL.M. Program

Colorado Law Natural Resources Law Center

Ohio State University Agricultural Law & Taxation

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)

University of Maryland Agriculture Law and Education Initiative

Iowa State University Center for Agriculture Law and Taxation

Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

Michigan State University Institute for Food Law and Regulations

University of Wyoming School of Law Rural Law Center

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic

Research Guides and Links

Google Scholar Case Search

Guide to Internet Law (Internet Society)

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

Agricultural Law (Cornell)

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

General Agricultural Resources

Libraries and Information Resources

eXtension (USDA)

National Agricultural Library

Agricultural Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC)

Economic Research Service (ERS)

U.S. Agricultural Information Network

Virtual Library (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Agriculture

Current Research Information System (USDA – NIFA)

Federal Agencies

Department of Agriculture

Food and Drug Administration

Environmental Protection Agency–Agriculture

EPA’s National Agriculture Center


AgriNews Online

USDA Agency News Releases


Agriculture News Online (Successful Farming)

Yahoo Farming and Agriculture News

Ag Update

Ag Web

Farm Journal


CHOICES (American Agricultural Economics Association)

Amber Waves (ERS)

Agricultural Outlook (back issues) (ERS)

Illinois Extension Publications

Illinois Farm Analysis Solution Tools (Farmdoc)

FarmDoc Daily: Weekly Farm Economics

Farm Doc Daily: Weekly Outlook

USDA Publications (ARS)

USDA Publications (ERS)

AgEcon 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: United States


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


Agriculture and Food Legislation Introduced in 118th Congress (2023-2024)

Agriculture and Food Legislation Introduced in 117th Congress (2021-2022)

Agriculture and Food Legislation Introduced in 116th Congress (2019-2020)

Agriculture and Food Legislation Introduced in 115th Congress (2017-2018)

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

Legislation (U.S. House Committee on Agriculture)

Congressional Record

118th Congress, 2023-2024

117th Congress, 2021-2022

116th Congress, 2019-2020

115th Congress, 2017-2018

114th Congress, 2015-2016

113th Congress, 2013-2014

112th Congress, 2011-2012

111th Congress, 2009-2010

110th Congress, 2007-2008

109th Congress, 2005-2006

108th Congress, 2003-2004

107th Congress, 2001-2002

106th Congress, 1999-2000

Other Congressional Resources

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports on Agriculture and Food

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Reports

Government Publishing Office