Penn State Law’s Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center is one of four institutions in the new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium, a partnership supported by a $750,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and established to study how food and agriculture laws affect land- and sea-based food, fiber and energy production.

The scope of the Consortium includes land-based food, fiber, and energy production systems, as well as seafood and marine-based production via aquaculture.

The Agricultural and Food Law Consortium is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, an entity within the USDA Agricultural Research Service. It is being led by the National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, and also includes the National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Agricultural and Resource Law Program at The Ohio State University.

Additional information about the consortium is available online at