agriculture: an overview
Agriculture includes soil preparation, seed planting, crop harvesting, gardening, horticulture, viticulture, apiculture (bee-raising), dairying, poultry, and ranching. Generally, laws grouped under the heading "agricultural law" relate to the production of the fruits of these activities as they are carried out in a commercial setting.
menu of sources
U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes
- 7 C.F.R. - Agriculture
Federal Judicial Decisions
- U.S. Supreme Court:
- U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals: Recent Decisions on Agriculture
State Judicial Decisions
- N.Y. Court of Appeals:
- Appellate Decisions from Other States
Key Internet Sources
- U.S. Dep't of Agric. (USDA)
- Cong. Comms.
- State Agencies
- Nat'l Agric. Library
- AgEcon Search: Research in Agric. Econs.
Useful Offnet (or Subscription - $) Sources
- Good Starting Points in Print:
- Neil H. Harl, Agricultural Law, Matthew Bender and Co. Inc., New York, New York (1980, with updates)
- Pedersen & Meyer, Agricultural Law in a Nutshell, West Group, (1995)