Journal of Food Law & Policy


Call for Articles and Essays:
The 2018 Farm Bill and Food Policy

The Farm Bill, an omnibus, multi-year law provides the framework for many aspects of our food system, including farm subsidies, food assistance programs, and food and agricultural research funding. The current farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014, expires in 2018. Congress has already begun the process of crafting a new farm bill.

The Journal of Food Law & Policy invites articles and essays examining the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill for publication in the Spring 2018 issue of the Journal. Submissions should provide analysis, propose initiatives, and/or express commentary on the implications of this approaching legislation. Essays (2,500 words or less preferred) or articles (25,000 words or less preferred) are encouraged.

We welcome submissions from academics of all disciplines, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and advocates. Interested individuals should submit proposals with an abstract of 100 to 250 words and a short biography to no later than November 6th. If selected, final manuscripts will be due on January 26th.

Articles may be submitted for publication consideration anytime throughout the year. A regular and efficient production schedule is maintained, with close communication with article authors. Articles may be submitted via email to or mailed to:

Journal of Food Law & Policy
University of Arkansas School of Law
107 Waterman Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701