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January 2016 - The Government Resources Guide for Farmer Veterans describes programs that directly support farmers. This publication is a result of a partnership between the Farmer Veteran Coalition and Drake Agricultural Law Center and was funded by USDA.

December 2016 - The Agricultural Law Center hosted the SOIL Conference in November 2015. Conference and follow up materials are available online.

Des Moines Water Works lawsuit- Neil Hamilton speaks about Iowa's clean water debate, Sixteen Things to Know about the DMWW Lawsuit, Ten New Things to Know about the DMWW Lawsuit

About the Center

Founded in 1983, the Center is internationally recognized for providing opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products. Contact us at 515-271-4956 or email

The Center has a 33-year history of legal research and policy action promoting better food and agriculture systems. To learn more, access the Agricultural Law Center recent projects.

The Drake Law School supports an array of courses, publications, conferences, research initiatives and created a certification program in food and agricultural law. Students learn about legal issues involving the full scope of food and agriculture, including marketing and finance; biotechnology; international trade; soil and water conservation; land use and environmental issues; food safety; and federal farm programs. The Center also hosts international law scholars to study food and agricultural law and policy in the U.S.

About the Faculty & Staff

Learn more about the faculty and staff of Drake's Agricultural Law Center.


Drake was the first American law school to offer a specialization in agricultural law. Learn more here.

Last Modified: 5/2/2016 8:07:00 AM by Kayla Choate