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Laws and Regulations

USDA's Preliminary Regulatory Review Plan 
(Pursuant to Executive Order 13563) Read and comment on our plan and learn more about the objective and focus of each agency within USDA, as well as the regulatory reviews process.

Judicial Decisions 
The Office of Administrative Law Judges for the United States Department of Agriculture publishes its Judicial Decisions in full text via searchable PDF's along with links to relevant agencies and rules and regulations.

Horse Protection Operating Plan 
APHIS has finalized the Horse Protection Operating Plan which will allow Horse Industry Organizations to adhere to and enforce the Horse Protection Act for the 2007 - 2009 horse show seaso

National Agricultural Law Center
Publications, Farm Bills, AgLaw Reporter, Congressional links, ag community, food law journal, reference desk.

Agricultural Marketing Service Rulemaking 
Links presented to AMS program areas.

Federal Grain Inspection 
Grain Standards Act, Agricultural Marketing Act, Packers and Stockyards Act, Food Security Act

Food Distribution Regulations and Rulemaking 
Commodity per meal rates, legislation, policies, final program regulations, pricing, what's new, contacts.

Food Safety and Inspection Service Regulations and Policies
Regulations and policies, federal and state inspection programs, advisory committee reports, directives.

Rural Development Regulations & Guidelines 
Rules out for comment, notices, forms, handbooks, final instructions.