Research by Topic - National Agricultural Law Center

Research by Topic

Welcome to the National Agricultural Law 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

Agricultural Leases


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Animal Feeding Operations

Animal Identification & Tracing

Animal Welfare





Business Organizations

Checkoff Programs

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act

Climate Change

Commercial Transactions

Commodity Programs

Conservation Programs


Country of Origin Labeling

Corporate Farming Laws

Crop Insurance/Disaster Assistance

Endangered Species Act

Environmental Law

Estate Planning and Taxation

Finance & Credit

Food Labeling

Food Safety


Indigenous Food and Agriculture

Industrial Hemp

International Law and Organizations

International Trade


Landowner Liability

Local Food Systems

Marketing Orders

National Organic Program

Nutrition Programs

Packers and Stockyards

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act


Production Contracts

Renewable Energy

Secured Transactions

Specialty Crops

Sustainable Agriculture

Urban Encroachment

Water Law