Environmental Laws and Policy

World Resources Institute (WRI).

Analyzes the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, discusses sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector and explains the possible roles for agriculture in proposed climate change legislation.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Reports and data on the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of policies and programs directed toward improving the environmental performance of the agricultural sector.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation.

Directory of laws, by state, compiled in cooperation with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Environmental Protection Agency.

The Ag Center is the "first stop" for information on environmental requirements that affect the agricultural community. Online documents include publications about pollution prevention and environmental compliance aids originating with EPA and other sources.

University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics. University of Minnesota Libraries. AgEconSearch.

Economics professor Thomas Dobbs describes two alternative visions for U.S. agriculture - "the global competitiveness vision" and the "sustainable agriculture vision" - together with farm policy reform proposals associated with each vision. Economics Commentator (South Dakota State University, 2007) no. 483.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

ERS analysts examine the economic effects of current farm legislation on producers, consumers, taxpayers and rural communities, and evaluate potential effects of alternative policies and programs. Includes details of commodity, conservation and energy programs as well as comparisons with previous Farm Bills.