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Agriculture Online Resources

American Agricultural Law Association -- The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) is the only national professional organization focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community. Crossing traditional barriers, it offers an independent forum for investigation of innovative and workable solutions to complex agricultural law problems. This role has taken on greater importance in the midst of the current international and environmental issues reshaping agriculture and the impending technological advances which promise equally dramatic changes.

Wyoming Department of Agriculture -- The Wyoming Department of Agriculture assists the citizens of Wyoming to live safe and healthy lives, promote and preserve our agricultural community, be responsible stewards of our natural resources, and achieve integrity in the marketplace. 

The WDA is comprised of six sections: Administrative Services, Analytical Services (Chemistry & Microbiology Laboratories), Consumer Health Services, Natural Resources, Technical Services, and Wyoming State Fair.

Wyoming Stock Growers Association -- The mission of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association is to serve the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom, and cultural interests.The activities of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association can be conveniently categorized as:

  • Advocating on issues affecting the cattle industry, Wyoming agriculture and rural community living 

  • Providing members with timely information regarding events in the cattle industry and the activities of the association

  • Promoting the role of the Wyoming cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality safe and nutritious beef


Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation -- Farm Bureau is the largest general agriculture organization in the United States with more than six million member families. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has more than 2,600 member families working in production agriculture. Farm Bureau members work together to develop agricultural resources, policy, programs and services to enhance the rural lifestyle of Wyoming. Farm Bureau is organized, controlled and financed by members who pay annual dues. This agricultural organization provides a means by which farmers and ranchers work together for the benefit of the agriculture industry.

The National Agricultural Law Center -- The National Agricultural Law Center serves as an agricultural and food law information center affiliated with the National Agricultural Library. Its website provides access to Center publications and serves as a gateway to agricultural law resources on the Internet. The Center maintains an agricultural and food law collection in the Young Law Library at the University of Arkansas School of Law, adds cataloging to the agricultural database, AGRICOLA, and prepares and disseminates research bibliographies. In addition, the Center participates in the online agricultural reference network AgNIC.

Drake Law Agricultural Center -- The Drake Law School supports an array of courses, publications, conferences, research initiatives and created a certification program in food and agricultural law. Students learn about legal issues involving the full scope of food and agriculture, including marketing and finance; biotechnology; international trade; tax planning; soil and water conservation; land use and environmental issues; food safety; and federal farm programs. The Center also hosts international law scholars to study food and agricultural law and policy in the U.S.

USDA Rural Development -- Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways. Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs. Rural Development works to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy.

National Cattlemen's Beef Association -- Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry. NCBA works to achieve the vision: "A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand."

The Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation -- The Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT) at Iowa State University, created by the Iowa Board of Regents in 2006, provides timely, critically objective information to producers, professionals and agribusinesses concerning the application of important developments in agricultural law and taxation (federal and state legal opinions of relevance, as well as critical legislative developments), and is a primary source of professional educational training in agricultural law and taxation.

Capital Press - The West's Agricultural Website -- Capital Press is an independent newspaper that serves as the west coast agricultural's home page for news and agribusiness marketplace. California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho are the state's served by this newspaper.

The Association of American Law Schools -- The official blog of the AALS section on agricultural law.

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