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Recent News

August 2015 - On climate change, we must put the apple down, Matt Russell, blog post on Eco Catholic of the National Catholic Reporter, Aug. 5, 2015 

May 2015 - Neil Hamilton speaks about Iowa's clean water debate

Save the date: Nov. 19-20, 2015 - Soil & Water Conservation Policy Conference

March 2015 - Neil Hamilton comments on potential lawsuit involving water pollution

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

Access the Agricultural Law Center 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.

The Center has a 33 year history of legal research and policy action promoting better food and agriculture systems. Recent Center projects include Sustainable Land Tenure, New & Beginning Farmers, and Retail Agriculture

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: 8/6/2015 11:57:00 AM by Kayla Choate