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About Agricultural and Natural Resource Law

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Agricultural and Natural Resource Law is a catch-all term for all manner of legal issues concerning the resources supporting the business of farming and land ownership, management and development of its natural resource potential.

Specific legal topics addressed in this portal include

  • Agriculture law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Regulation law
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Water law

This portal also addresses legal issues concerning Estate Planning and Farm Transfer, land acquisition, and the list goes on. This portal will synthesize these various areas as they relate to the ownership, management, transfer, and operation of businesses upon and interests in rural lands.

Relevant laws include state and federal laws related to production and marketing of farm products, laws concerning liability, laws related to land title and land use, environmental laws, food laws, labor laws, inheritance laws. This portal will keep you updated on developments in the law, fact sheets on various legal matters and programs, as well as decision-support resources on addressing effective legal risk management.

For more information see: About Agriciltural and Natural Resource Law