Saturday, September 15, 2007

Welcome to the Unofficial Blog of the Graduate Program in Agricultural Law

Each year, the Graduate Program in Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas prepares a small number of carefully selected attorneys as specialists in the legal problems and policies associated with agriculture.

What is agricultural law? It is the study of the network of laws that apply to the production, marketing, and sale of the food we eat, the natural fibers we wear, and increasingly, the bio-fuel that runs our cars. Agricultural law affects everyone; yet few understand the complex interaction of special exceptions and unique rules.

In the Graduate Program in Agricultural Law, we study this network of special laws - including the regulation of food safety and food labeling, the environmental regulation of agricultural production, and the commercial laws involved in agricultural transactions. And, we debate the critical policy issues concerning our system of food and agriculture today.

The objective of our program is to provide attorneys with the ability to deal at the highest professional level with the complex legal issues facing producers, processors, and consumers of agricultural products. We hope you enjoy learning more about our program and about agricultural law through this blog.

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