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This section includes websites that provide links to laws and regulations that govern the fields of food and agriculture.
Laws and Regulations
Laws and Regulations of Agriculture Sectors by EPA
Agriculture sectors that are establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats. Additional regulatory information may also be available from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Laws and Regulations on USDA
Includes Department of Agriculture's Judicial Decisions, food distribution regulations, food safety regs and policies, rural development regulations, etc.
This site includes Proposed Rules and final Rules, as well as Notices from the Federal Register. Documents such as Public Comments and Supporting and Related Materials associated with these regulations, can also be found on this site.
U.S. Government Websites
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a number of responsibilities including: farm and food, nutrition, and consumer services; food safety; marketing and regulatory programs; natural resources and environment; research, education, and economics, rural development, and foreign agricultural services. The USDA website is a treasure trove of information about a variety of topics, including biotechnology, energy, the farm bill, forestry, homeland security, and organic agriculture.
EPA Laws & Regulations on Agriculture
The Agriculture sectors comprise establishments primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats. Additional regulatory information may also be available from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA Food Section
Information on Food Safety, Food Businesses, Nutrition, Food Recalls, etc.
Gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
Quick Links to Texts of Laws & Regulations
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
The Online Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Title 7 - Agriculture
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
A good site to watch for the recent development of bills in the Senate. Track previous documents on committee hearings, committee reports, markups, etc.
U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
The House Committee on Agriculture has general jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and oversight of some federal agencies, and it can recommend funding appropriations for various governmental agencies, programs, and activities, as defined by House rules.