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The Book


Food, Farming, & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law provides a survey of agricultural law issues, bringing together traditional agricultural law topics and current issues of sustainability & food policy.  First published in 2011, the 2nd edition was released in  August 2016. A 3rd edition will be published in 2024. This website provides updates and additional resources.

The Author


Susan A. Schneider is the Wm H. Enfield Professor of Law and the Director of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Co-owner of a 3rd generation Century Farm in Minnesota, she has dedicated her legal career to agricultural and food law. She is a recognized national leader in both agricultural law and food law & policy.


Legal Resources


Links to a variety of agricultural law resources are provided here as a stand-alone source of information and as a supplement to Food, Farming, & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law. Resources are organized using the same chapters as the book. 

Survey of Agricultural Law 
Food and Farming Learn the Law

Agricultural Law is applied law. It considers all of the basic areas of law and policy and applies them to the agricultural industry. In most areas, there are exceptions, special rules, and unique policy considerations that differentiate agriculture from other businesses.


Almost all aspects of agricultural law are under current debate as we struggle to develop a food system that is sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change, environmental degradation, changes in land tenure and control, and an increasing global population.

Professor Schneider teaches an Agricultural Law Survey course, Food, Farming & Sustainability at the University of Arkansas School of Law, LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law.

For Educational Use

This website, the book Food Farming & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law, and the resources provided here are intended for educational purposes only. They are designed to assist educators in teaching in this complex and ever-changing area of law. And, it is hoped that they will be helpful to all who want to better understand agricultural law and policy.


Neither the book nor this website is intended as legal advice. While we will attempt to post new information as the law changes, readers should also verify the current status of the law as needed using the web links provided.

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