In 1987, Congress called for the creation of the National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information. Since then, the National Agricultural Law Center has received funding from federal appropriations through the National Agricultural Library, an entity within the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, is the only agricultural law research and information facility that is independent, national in scope, and directly connected to the national agricultural information network. As a result of the expanding scope of agricultural law and its convergence with related areas, the Center also includes food law in the scope of its coverage.
Recognizing the importance of the Cooperative Extension Service, the Center is also proud to serve as the lead institution for the eXtension Agricultural and Food Law Community of Practice. EXtension provides complementary online resources to the community-based Cooperative Extension System and brings experts from around the country together in a virtual setting that allows coordination and development of research-based knowledge and information. More information about the Community of Practice is available here.
Our Mission: The nation's leading source for agricultural and food law research and information