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Farmland Information Center Laws 
An searchable library of agriculture and farmland laws courtesy of The Farmland Information Center.

Foodwhistleblower.org
Food industry workers have the legal right to speak out about violations they see with products as they move through the food chain. This website provides resources and assistance to food system whistleblowers.

National Agricultural Law Center 
A leading source for agricultural and food law research and information, thi site is funded with federal appropriations through the National Agricultural Library.

USDA.GOV
The United States Department of Agriculture is the Federal agency responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy, laws and regulations on farming, agriculture, and food.

US Code – Agriculture
Title 7 of the United States Code outlines the role of agriculture – This Cornell University Law School site provides a searchable version of the code.

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Along with the House Committee on Agriculture, The Senate Committee is responsible for developing policy and drafting Ag laws at the Federal level.

Worker Protections in Agriculture
An employment law guide from the Dept. of Labor that provides information on The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.

U.S. Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog
A helpful industry blog courtesy of the National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA). AALA is a professional organization focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community.

Farmers’ Legal Action Group
FLAG is a nonprofit law center that provides legal services and support to family farmers in order to help keep family farmers on the land.

The United States National Agricultural Library
Part of The United States Department of Agriculture, the National Agricultural Library is one of the world’s largest agricultural research libraries.

Foreign Agricultural Services
A branch of the USDA that is responsible for the agencies overseas programs, negotiations and market development.

Agricultural Lawyer Directory
A list, by state and city of lawyers and firms with expertise in agriculture law – also provides links to associated legal articles.

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