[ + ]ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
|Title||ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources|
|Description||The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources site is a forum for lawyers working in areas related to the environment, natural resources, and energy.
Resources: News, reports, articles, newsletters, books, webinars, sections focusing on current environmental issues, upcoming conferences, jobs, and career guidance.
[ + ]American Farmland Trust
|Title||American Farmland Trust|
|Description||The American Farmland Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland and promoting sound farm policy. Includes sections on agriculture and the environment, growing locally, federal farm policy, and state issues and programs.
Resources: Articles, statistics, studies and reports, websites, news, newsletters, and blogs.
[ + ]Department of Agriculture (USDA)
|Title||Department of Agriculture (USDA)|
|Description||USDA’s work includes a wide variety of topic areas: animals; biotechnology, climate solutions, conservation, data, disaster, farming, food and nutrition, forestry, health and safety, organic, plants, recreation, research and science, rural, and trade. The site’s resources include: bills, guidance documents, regulations, administrative orders, statutes, blogs, reports, news, photos, videos, fact sheets, speeches, and newsletters.|
[ + ]FAOLEX Database
|Description||FAOLEX is a database of national legislation, policies and bilateral agreements on food, agriculture and natural resources management. It is continually updated and contains legal and policy documents from more than 200 countries, territories and regional economic integration organizations.|
[ + ]Farm and Food Legal Resources - VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
|Title||Farm and Food Legal Resources - VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Description||Farm and Food Legal Resources, from the VLS Center for Agriculture and Food Systems is a comprehensive collection of legal resources compiled by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School.
Resources: A variety of law and policy focused resources including guides, websites, templates, and more. Resources are organized by target user (attorneys and advocates, farmers and ranchers, consumers, health professionals, and food entrepreneurs), and there is also a topic index. Topics include taxation, environmental and land use regulation, food access and security, food safety, genetically engineered foods, health and nutrition, labor and employment, livestock and animal welfare, marketing and labeling, urban agriculture, and more. Websites, reports, fact sheets, model ordinances, videos, statutes, and articles.
[ + ]Farm Bill Law Enterprise
|Title||Farm Bill Law Enterprise|
|Description||FBLE brings together academic and clinical programs (including VLS's Center for Agriculture & Food Systems) with expertise in food, agriculture, and the environment. It provides reports and a background library to promote ideas and novel solutions. FBLE also provides law students with research opportunities through the Food Law Student Network.|
[ + ]Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
|Title||Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund|
|Description||The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (“FTCLDF”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting family farms and the rights of consumers to access products, such as raw milk, directly from farmers.
Resources: Newsletters, news, articles, blogs, bills, legislative histories, statutes, regulations, cases, and websites.
[ + ]Farmers’ Legal Action Group
|Title||Farmers’ Legal Action Group|
|Description||Farmers’ Legal Action Group (“FLAG”) is a non-profit law firm representing family farmers and rural communities. Sections on advocacy, alternative energy, biotechnology and GMOs, disaster assistance, labor and employment, estate planning, farmland preservation, organic farming, etc.
Resources: News, articles, cases, briefs, reports, presentations, and newsletters.
[ + ]Farmland Access Legal Toolkit
|Title||Farmland Access Legal Toolkit|
|Description||This Toolkit explains legal arrangements that provide farmers affordable and equitable farmland access, help landowners balance earning income for retirement with making their land affordable to the next generation of farmers, and makes additional information available to farmer and landowner advocates. VLS's Center for Agriculture & Food Systems collaborated in creating this Toolkit.|
[ + ]Farmland Information Center
|Title||Farmland Information Center|
|Description||The Farmland Information Center (“FIC”) is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. Includes legal information in areas including farm transfer and estate planning, farmland protection, farm bill, conservation, and land leasing.
Resources: Statutes, regulations, bills, legislative histories, articles, books, guidance documents, reports, statistics, maps, and surveys.
[ + ]Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
|Title||Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations|
|Description||The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) is an intergovernmental organization aiming to achieve food security for all. Themes include food loss and waste reduction, finance, trade, risk prevention, rural institutions, and sustainable agriculture production.
Resources: News, videos, infographics, reports, books, articles, statistics, and websites.
[ + ]Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
|Title||Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy|
|Description||The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (“IATP”) is a non-profit organization promoting fair and sustainable food, farm, and trade systems. Issues include agricultural technology, climate change, drought, farm bill, energy, food justice, rural development, and industrialized meat.
Resources: Blog, websites, fact sheets, articles, newsletters, reports, news, and videos.
[ + ]Legal Guide to the Business of Farming in Vermont
|Title||Legal Guide to the Business of Farming in Vermont|
|Description||The Legal Guide to the Business of Farming in Vermont covers several legal topics pertaining to farming, such as farm transfer and estate planning, farmland tenure and leasing, land use regulation, farm labor, water quality, farm insurance, and organic agriculture.
Resources: References to websites, statutes, sample legal documents, regulations, and cases.
[ + ]National Agricultural Library
|Title||National Agricultural Library|
|Description||The National Agricultural Library is one of the world's richest and largest collections devoted to agriculture and related sciences. Users can search by topic, publication, collection, or data. Topics include agricultural law, animals and livestock, farms and farm systems, and the catalog contains over 3.5 million items of agriculture literature dating back to the 15th century. Many of the resources are full-text reports, books, articles, and government information.|
[ + ]National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
|Title||National Association of State Departments of Agriculture|
|Description||The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (“NASDA”) represents state departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of public policy and programs which support the agricultural industry while protecting consumers and the environment. It’s policy issues include animals and plants, marketing and trade, financial security and infrastructure, food regulation, the environment and conservation, and the farm bill.
Resources: News, reports, websites, newsletters, and legislative histories.
[ + ]Senate: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
|Title||Senate: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Description||The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considers bills related to agricultural policies. It is comprised of five sub-committees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; Rural Development and Energy; Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, and Agricultural Research; and Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security.
Resources: News, Committee hearings, legislation (including bills), Committee reports, and statutory compilations of federal agriculture laws.
[ + ]The National Agricultural Law Center: University of Arkansas School of Law
|Title||The National Agricultural Law Center: University of Arkansas School of Law|
|Description||The National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas School of Law is an independent, national agricultural and food law research and information center. The site includes full text of all farm bills since 1933 and other historical agriculture legislation. Comprehensive reference library sorted by topic, such as agricultural leases, agri-tourism, animal feeding operations, food labeling, local food systems, and pesticides.
Resources: Books, articles, presentations, newsletters, cases, legislative histories, committee reports, bills, state and federal statutes, guidance documents, glossary, bibliography, and links to Congressional Research Services Reports.
[ + ]USA.gov - Agriculture and Farming
|Title||USA.gov - Agriculture and Farming|
|Description||USA.gov - Agriculture and Farming is the agriculture and farming section of the U.S. Government’s Environment, Energy and Agriculture website.
Resources: Links to websites, blogs, statistics, news, and resources for government benefits and plants and animals.
[ + ]Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets
|Title||Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets|
|Description||The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, & Markets is a state agency that facilitates and supports “the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.”
Resources: Regulations, statutes, news, newsletters, events, websites, and information about subjects like water quality, land use, and permitting.
[ + ]Vermont Law School – Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)
|Title||Vermont Law School – Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)|
|Description||The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) educates food and agriculture advocates and creates legal tools to support the new agriculture movement. CAFS offers a variety of degree programs and clinical opportunities.
Resources: News, links to partner organizations, and bios of CAFS personnel. Under "Projects," you can find links to the CAFS Farm and Food Legal Resources database, a comprehensive website about food labeling, and an infographic about climate change and food security.
[ + ]Voice of Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation
|Title||Voice of Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation|
|Description||The Voice of Agriculture, American Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening the lives of farm and ranch families and enhancing agricultural communities.
Resources: Websites, newsletters, news, blogs, reports, bills, and cases. Click “Newsroom” > “State Roundup” for agricultural issues listed by state