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Heirs' Property Resources

The National Agricultural Library's heirs' property page offers information from a variety of resources to assist landowners with navigating related issues.

Understanding FSMA's Preventive Contols Rule: A Guide for Grain Businesses

A new guide from the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems in partnership with the Artisan Grain Collaborative to break down down complicated federal food safety regulations related to FSMA for food

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Defining Local Food: An Analysis of State Approaches and Challenges

A report by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.

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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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.

Heirs' Property (NAL)

Meat Processing Law in the United States: A State Compilation (NALC)

Farmland Access Legal Toolkit Project (CAFS)

Healthy Food Policy Project (CAFS)

The Deal with Dicamba: An Overview of Dicamba-Related Litigation (NALC)

What's New

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A report put together by Center for Agriculture and Food Systems to analyze the term "local" from a legal perspective. The report describes various definitions for "local" and includes a scan laws from U.S. states.

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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.

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A new guide from the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems in partnership with the Artisan Grain Collaborative to break down down complicated federal food safety regulations related to FSMA for food-grade grain farmers and processors.