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Farmers Market Legal Toolkit

The Farmers Market Legal Toolkit, created by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, includes legal resources and case studies for producers selling at markets.

Industrial Hemp Laws: State-by-State Survey

The 2018 Farm Bill expanded the ability to grow industrial hemp under state or federal authority. The National Agricultural Law Center provides links to applicable state laws

Legal Food Hub Resource Library

Created by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and the Conservation Law Foundation, the Legal Food Hub Resource Library provides answers to common legal questions.

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Endangered Species Act Resources

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) and related regulations have changed in recent years. This guide, created by the National Agricultural Law Center, highlights these changes.

Right-to-Farm Provisions

A compilation by the National Agricultural Law Center of typical and reoccurring provisions of right-to-farm laws in various states

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Welcome to the Agricultural Law Information Partnership

The Agricultural Law Information Partnership is a collaboration between the National Agricultural Library, National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School. The Partnership supports the dissemination of agricultural and food law information to consumers, researchers and legal professionals. Agricultural law is defined broadly to include land-based agriculture, food and fiber production and systems, aquaculture and energy issues.

Our partners produce a range of tools and guides on agricultural and environmental legal research. Key audiences include attorneys, agricultural professionals, and the general public involved in agricultural industries in the United States. Recent projects are listed below.

Industrial Hemp Legal Resources (NALC)

Healthy Food Policy Project (CAFS)

Agritourism & Agritainment: Liability and Beyond (NALC)

Farmland Access Legal Toolkit Project (CAFS)

Right-to-Farm: Typical Provisions (NALC)

The Plant Breeder's Guide to Preventing Patents through Defensive Publication (CAFS)

What's New

This series highlights legal issues for farm families dealing with life transitions, such as death, divorce, child support, spousal maintenance, distribution of property, and estate planning.

This resource provides valuable information for advocates, workers, and producers on federal and state laws related to housing and employment legal requirements, and for agricultural workers to understand their rights.

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This question and answer style guide explores agricultural issues and the global pandemic, including information on economic stimulus packages, agricultural labor, and direct marketing of specialty crops.